Definition of collector in English:


Line breaks: col|lect¦or
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɛktə


  • 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: the ticket collector closed the gates
  • 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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