What does selection mean?

Definitions for selection
sɪˈlɛk ʃənse·lec·tion

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. selection(Noun)

    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. selection(Noun)

    Something selected.

    My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.

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

  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.

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

  4. selection(Noun)

    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. Selection(noun)

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

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

  2. Selection(noun)

    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

How to pronounce selection?

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How to say selection in sign language?

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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. Anuj Somany:

    A person does not have to contest in an election to be a politician because there are many people who can play easily dirty politics in others life even without getting selection through a poll.

  2. Peter Roskam:

    This report exposes a new and more egregious frontier of potential targeting in the agency's audit selection process.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The problem is not so much with an academic education as much with the intention of the person sitting at the authoritative position and doing the selection, job delegation and performance evaluation of well-educated employees especially engineers in the private organization.

  4. Thierry Fremaux:

    The selection process is a journey that takes us around the world, and we often come back with surprises that we could have never pictured showing.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Flush out politics from the sport to let there be honest selection of the players and its board members, then there is no reason why that particular game will not attain its glory and bring laurel to the nation.

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