selector

<programming>

1. In Smalltalk or Objective C, the syntax of a message which selects a particular method in the target object.

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".

Last updated: 1998-01-12

Nearby terms:

Selective Dissemination of InformationselectorSelfSelf-Extensible Language

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