choice, selection, option, pick(noun)
the act of choosing or selecting
"your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
"the store carried a large selection of shoes"
choice, pick, selection(noun)
the person or thing chosen or selected
"he was my pick for mayor"
survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection(noun)
a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection(noun)
a passage selected from a larger work
"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
The process or act of selecting.
The large number of good candidates made selection difficult.
My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.
A variety of items taken from a larger collection.
I've brought a selection of fine cheeses to go with your wine.
A musical piece.
For my next selection, I'll play Happy Birthday in F-sharp minor.
Origin: From selectio, from selectus, perfect passive participle of seligo, from se- + lego.
the act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference
that which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as, a choice selection of books
Origin: [L. selectio: cf. F. slection.]
In the context of evolution, certain traits or alleles of genes segregating within a population may be subject to selection. Under selection, individuals with advantages or "adaptive" traits tend to be more successful than their peers reproductively—meaning they contribute more offspring to the succeeding generation than others do. When these traits have a genetic basis, selection can increase the prevalence of those traits, because offspring will inherit those traits from their parents. When selection is intense and persistent, adaptive traits become universal to the population or species, which may then be said to have evolved.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Selection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1685
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Selection' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2941
Rank popularity for the word 'Selection' in Nouns Frequency: #749
The numerical value of Selection in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Selection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's not really selection, it's de-selection, so the goal is for each side to root out biases.
Depending on the responses, the additional discussions may result in a new source selection decision.
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
Even during jury selection, these people are being told something by how the defendant sits, how the attorneys sit.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
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Translations for Selection
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- seleccióCatalan, Valencian
- Wahl, Auswahl, Sichtung, Auslese, Nominierung, Markierung, Aufruf, Anwahl, AussonderungGerman
- aukera, aukeraketaBasque
- valinta, valitseminenFinnish
- taghadhScottish Gaelic
- utvelgelse, utvalgNorwegian
- seleção, selecçãoPortuguese
- selecție, alegere, selectare, culegereRomanian
- подборка, селекция, выбор, отбор, выборкаRussian
- избор, селекција, izbor, selekcijaSerbo-Croatian
- selekcija, izbor, izbiraSlovene
- seçenek, seleksiyon, seçilen, ayırma, seçmeTurkish
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