What does selection mean?

Definitions for selection
sɪˈlɛk ʃənse·lec·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word selection.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. choice, selection, option, picknoun

    the act of choosing or selecting

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

  2. selectionnoun

    an assortment of things from which a choice can be made

    "the store carried a large selection of shoes"

  3. choice, pick, selectionnoun

    the person or thing chosen or selected

    "he was my pick for mayor"

  4. survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selectionnoun

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

  5. excerpt, excerption, extract, selectionnoun

    a passage selected from a larger work

    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

Wiktionary

  1. selectionnoun

    The process or act of selecting.

    The large number of good candidates made selection difficult.

  2. selectionnoun

    Something selected.

    My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.

  3. selectionnoun

    A variety of items taken from a larger collection.

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

  4. selectionnoun

    A musical piece.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Selectionnoun

    The act of culling or chusing; choice.

    Etymology: selectio, Lat. from select.

    While we single out several dishes, and reject others, the selection seems but arbitrary. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selectionnoun

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

  2. Selectionnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [L. selectio: cf. F. slection.]

Freebase

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. selection

    The act of choosing in preference to others; hence, selection of officers to act upon the staff, etc.; to select quarters, etc. See Quarters, Choice of.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selection in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of selection in a Sentence

  1. The Air Force:

    Depending on the responses, the additional discussions may result in a new source selection decision.

  2. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.

  3. Steve Rabinowitz:

    Al Gore's selection of Joe Lieberman to be his running mate was a big damn deal. It was a big deal in the community. It was a tremendous point of ethnic pride, and yet, four years later when he ran on his own for president, he got almost no support.

  4. Brett Kavanaugh:

    Equal justice under law requires a criminal trial free of racial discrimination in the jury selection process.

  5. Vivek Cherian:

    On a personal note, we are in the process of moving to Chicago and are basing our decision on school selection based off of their approach to mask mandate because it is that critical to offer our children the greatest advantage of staying safe, there is no question that the updated recommendations will encourage some schools( if not most) to issue or reissue mask mandates. Many schools are implementing guidance based on the CDC recommendations in general.

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