[syn: selector, selector switch]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Selector \Se*lect"or\, n. [L.]
One who selects.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who chooses or selects out [syn: picker,
2: a switch that is used to select among alternatives [syn:
selector, selector switch]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. In Smalltalk or Objective C, the syntax
of a message which selects a particular method in the target
2. An operation that returns the state of an object but does
not alter that state. Selector functions or methods often
have names which begin with "get" and corresponding modifier
methods or procedures whose names begin with "set".