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. Zeresenay Alemseged:

    Understanding if climbing was part of a species' adaptation and to what extent are crucial, that tells us a lot about its ecology and the type of selection forces that were acting on it. The new study supports many previous studies that the foot in A. afarensis was adapted for upright walking and was largely human-like. It also reveals that a few features, especially mobility, are a bit different.

  2. 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.

  3. Cedric Leighton:

    This is the handiwork of a sophisticated( most likely State) actor. The precise nature of the intelligence used to conduct targeting, the mission planning that went into this to avoid radar detection, as well as the selection of the targets shows a robust capability that would most likely be the work of a government or government-sponsored group, the drones most likely originated in either Southern Iraq or Iran.

  4. The Air Force:

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

  5. Michael Ellis:

    This year's selection confirms the dynamism of the culinary scene in all boroughs, notably Brooklyn and Queens.

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