selector

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n selector a switch that is used to select among alternatives
    • n selector a person who chooses or selects out
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Selector One who selects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n selector One who selects or chooses.
    • n selector In machinery, a device which separates and selects.
    • n selector An automatic switch used in telephone exchanges. See selector switch.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

D'ye think we were blanked cockatoo selectors!
"Three Elephant Power" by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
He knew that his only chance to disable the machine was during the pause when its selector changed it from one killing mode to another.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
He flipped an index, then punched a combination of numbers on his selector.
"Alarm Clock" by Everett B. Cole
Meinora looked sharply at the detector set, then turned a selector switch.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
A selector's boy, riding into sight at the moment, was hailed.
"Colonial Born" by G. Firth Scott
We believe that women ought to be free agents, free selectors, free voters.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
The selector swung into action.
"Dead Man's Planet" by William Morrison
Shaking her head, Mrs. Mimms spun the Master Selector until the screen went blank.
"The Amazing Mrs. Mimms" by David C. Knight
The selector swung away from the yellow sun and swept its orbits.
"An Empty Bottle" by Mari Wolf
He thoughtfully flicked the selector to the explosive side of the clip.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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In poetry:

I met her on the Lachlan Side —
A darling girl I thought her,
And ere I left I swore I'd win
The free-selector's daughter.
"The Free Selector's Daughter" by Henry Lawson
I listened to her father's yarns,
I did just what I `oughter',
And what you'll have to do to win
A free-selector's daughter.
"The Free Selector's Daughter" by Henry Lawson
I put the bucket on the ground,
And in my arms I caught her:
I'd give the world to hold again
That free-selector's daughter!
"The Free Selector's Daughter" by Henry Lawson
I broke my pipe and burnt my twist,
And washed my mouth with water;
I had a shave before I kissed
The free-selector's daughter.
"The Free Selector's Daughter" by Henry Lawson
"Oh, Willie, dearest Willie, you know you should not go,
For if you leave me here, love, my heart will break in two;
The parting from you, Willie, is like parting with my life —
Go and be a selector, love, and I will be your wife."
"Banks of Riverine" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

The selector is accessible in three ways: At www.roadranger.com/ clutch .
Misplaced fuel selector valve leads to crash.
Download Power Supply Selector .
The Pickin' Chicken App: Expanded Release of Chicken Breed Selector Tool.
The Floor Box Selector is an online tool designed to help simplify selection of the company's Steel City and Carlon products for in-floor power and communications services.
Has announced the development and release of an electronic Architectural Toolbox™, an EIFS selector tool that allows users to build a variety of EIFS systems using easy pull down menus and a variety of options.
Geberit Offers Online Bath Drain Selector .
Has released a new version of its Selector Guide for Industrial Assembly Adhesives.
Permalogic Selector System for reefer trailers, liftgates.
Environmental Issues Not As Important To Site Selectors.
Site Selectors' New Environmental Consciousness .
Zimbabwe national team selector and former fast bowler Kevin Curran has died at the age of 53, Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed on Wednesday.
Down manager James McCartan has still to publicly unveil his full backroom team for the 2013 season but it's odds-on that Jerome Johnston will continue to fulfil his role as a selector.
Power House Selector's Choice, Vol 4 buy it.
Pristine Space also now features "Show Chn" selector which allows you to specify which channel of the impulse response file to display.
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In science:

The Dantzig selector: statistical estimation when p is much larger than n (with discussion).
Improved Matrix Uncertainty Selector
Figure 5: The pion rejection rate as a function of the muon efficiency is shown using a muon selector based on a neural network for high energy muon.
The BABAR Muon System Upgrade
The corresponding model selector is denoted by ˆp∗ and the resulting idealized ‘post-model-selection estimator’ by ˜θ∗ .
The distribution of a linear predictor after model selection: Unconditional finite-sample distributions and asymptotic approximations
Results similar to Figure 1 and Figure 2 can be obtained for any other sample size (by appropriate choice of θ2 as noted above), and also for other choices of the critical value c2 that is used by the model selectors.
The distribution of a linear predictor after model selection: Unconditional finite-sample distributions and asymptotic approximations
Larger values of c2 result in model selectors that more strongly favor the smaller model M1 , and for which the phenomena observed above are more pronounced (see also Section 2.1 of Leeb and P¨otscher for results on the case where the critical value increases with sample size).
The distribution of a linear predictor after model selection: Unconditional finite-sample distributions and asymptotic approximations
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