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concentrate +‎ -or


concentrator (plural concentrators)

  1. One who concentrates.
    • 1960, Dissertation Abstracts (volume 20, page 4007)
      Experienced classroom teachers are well acquainted with the attention-seeker, the shy girl, the aggressive boy, the poor concentrator, the slow student []
  2. (telecommunications) A hub.
  3. (mining) An apparatus for the separation of dry comminuted ore, by exposing it to intermittent puffs of air.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  4. (firearms) A frame or ring of wire or hard paper fitting into the cartridge case used in some shotguns, and holding the shot together when discharged, to secure close shooting; also, a device for slightly narrowing the bore at the muzzle for the same purpose.