Definitions for Selectionsɪˈlɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•lec•tionsɪˈlɛk ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of selecting or the state of being selected.

  2. a thing or a number of things selected.

  3. an aggregate of things displayed for choice, purchase, use, etc.

  4. a process that results in some members of a population having greater success in perpetuating their genetic traits.

    Category: Biology, Evolution

Princeton's WordNet

  1. choice, selection, option, pick(noun)

    the act of choosing or selecting

    "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"

  2. selection(noun)

    an assortment of things from which a choice can be made

    "the store carried a large selection of shoes"

  3. choice, pick, selection(noun)

    the person or thing chosen or selected

    "he was my pick for mayor"

  4. survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection(noun)

    a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

  5. excerpt, excerption, extract, selection(noun)

    a passage selected from a larger work

    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. selection(noun)ɪˈlɛk ʃən

    sth that sb has chosen

    Make your selection then proceed to checkout.

  2. selectionɪˈlɛk ʃən

    the process of choosing

    The selection process may take up to six weeks.

  3. selectionɪˈlɛk ʃən

    a number of things to choose from

    We stock a wide selection of gifts for every occasion.


  1. selection(Noun)

    The process or act of selecting.

    The large number of good candidates made selection difficult.

  2. selection(Noun)

    Something selected.

    My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.

  3. selection(Noun)

    A variety of items taken from a larger collection.

    I've brought a selection of fine cheeses to go with your wine.

  4. selection(Noun)

    A musical piece.

    For my next selection, I'll play Happy Birthday in F-sharp minor.

  5. Origin: From selectio, from selectus, perfect passive participle of seligo, from se- + lego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selection(noun)

    the act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference

  2. Selection(noun)

    that which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as, a choice selection of books


  1. Selection

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Selection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1685

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Selection' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2941

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Selection' in Nouns Frequency: #749

Anagrams of Selection

  1. elections

Translations for Selection

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act or process of selecting or being selected

a selection of boys for the choir; (also adjective) a selection committee.

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