Meaning of collector


Pronunciation: (ku-lek'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that collects.
  2. a person employed to collect debts, duties, taxes, etc.
  3. a person who collects books, paintings, stamps, shells, etc., esp. as a hobby.
  4. a device for accumulating current from contact conductors.
  5. an electrode in a transistor or vacuum tube for collecting electrons, ions, or holes.
  6. promoter (def. 5).
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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