Definition of collector in English:

collector

Syllabification: col·lec·tor
Pronunciation: /kəˈlektər
 
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noun

1A person who collects things of a specified type, professionally or as a hobby: an art collector
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  • Bonnycastle also points out that an art book gives collectors more reassurance about an artist's longevity.
  • Among collectors and art professionals these reprints are called Heisei editions.
  • He was a member of a large merchant family with diverse business interests, and he had four brothers who also were enthusiastic art collectors.
2An official who is responsible for collecting money: a tax collector
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  • The tax collector sits at the money table with his cronies.
  • But, beyond collecting the money for the government, the tax collector had to collect enough to cover his expenses and profits.
  • As production increased, a standardized oil barrel became more important, both for businessmen and for government tax collectors.
2.1An official who collects tickets from bus or train passengers.
3(In some South Asian countries) the chief administrative official of a district.
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  • Praveen Garg, district collector of Khandwa, after visiting the area announced that district administration would undertake the revival initiatives.
4 Electronics The region in a bipolar transistor that absorbs charge carriers.
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  • The collector, emitter and gate conductive pillars are respectively connected to the external collector, emitter and gate electrodes with calking.
  • The shutter selectively blocks and permits the passage of the ionization electrons to the collector.
  • Alternatively, the trap can be a collector separate and apart from the electrodes of the light source.

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