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Etymology

English collect< Middle English collecten< [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] colligere ("to gather together", past participle collectus)< com- (together) + legare (to choose)< Proto-Indo-European *leg- (to pick out, select) (Watkins, 1969)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kō-lĕk'tûr or kə-lĕk'tûr or kə-lĕk'tər

Noun

Singular
collector

Plural
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  1. A person or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection.
    He is an avid collector of nineteenth-century postage stamps.
    That old piano is just a big dust collector.
  2. A person who is employed to collect payments.
    She works for the government as a tax collector.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.

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