What does selection mean?

Definitions for selection
sɪˈlɛk ʃənse·lec·tion

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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.

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

  2. selectionnoun

    Something selected.

    My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.

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

  3. selectionnoun

    A variety of items taken from a larger collection.

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

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

  4. selectionnoun

    A musical piece.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selectionnoun

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

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

  2. Selectionnoun

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

    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. Heather Metcalf:

    Gender bias plays out in the selection of whose invention is worth patenting and what kinds of support we are offering people.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If the selection of the cast and crew members of a movie or TV serial has not been done honestly, then it is bound to fail to take off in an era of social media.

  3. Ramsey Baghdadi:

    Consumer demand for plant-based products is large enough to make an impact in sales, as the plant-based alternative industry continues to grow, pepsiCo's decision to widen its existing selection of plant-based snacks will be a game changer in the long-term, as more consumers naturally gravitate towards the trend.

  4. Chairman John McCain:

    I've known him very well for many years and he's an outstanding leader, i'm very, extremely enthusiastic about his selection. He's a combat veteran. He's a warrior.

  5. James Sheehan:

    Edward Breen is an individual both sides respect, and Edward Breen will be accepted by Trian Partners as an interim CEO, edward Breen selection probably does not indicate a dramatic shift in corporate strategy.

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