What does selection mean?

Definitions for selection
sɪˈlɛk ʃənse·lec·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. selection

    Selection is the process of choosing or picking something or someone based on a certain set of criteria, evaluation, or preference. It can apply in various contexts such as recruitment and hiring in employment, choosing options in a survey, picking genetic traits in biology, and many others.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.

  2. Caroline Thorman:

    Care providers are required to identify qualified staff and integrate sexual abuse prevention into the applicant screening and selection process to weed out bad actors and ensure child safety.

  3. Kamil Kaloush:

    The expansion of the built environment to accommodate population growth will continue to challenge our selection of materials and infrastructure design to mitigate the (urban heat island).

  4. Thor Eells:

    You get people involved in spitting contests, so what this boils down to -- is law enforcement leadership. Having chiefs and deputy chiefs who are educated, knowledgeable, experienced enough in SWAT tactics, risk mitigation, decision making, selection, who are then providing effective leadership.

  5. Subha Madhavan:

    The irony of individualized treatment for one patient is that we have to manage billions of bits of information from thousands of others, the selection of a precise cancer therapy based on a patient's molecular profile requires computer-assisted analysis of enormous molecular, clinical, patient history, and pharmacological datasets that often come from very disparate and heterogeneous data sources.

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