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.

  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.

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. Timothy Barrett:

    These factors include the number of Court-approved selection terms - like a phone number - that are used by the target; the way targets use those selection terms; the amount of historical data that providers retain; and the dynamics of the ever-changing telecommunications sector, we expect this number to fluctuate from year to year.

  2. Joe Trippi:

    It's a lot easier when you are the insurgent, there is a sort of self selection -- everyone else took a pass, but you are the one who decided to take on Hillary Clinton. So I don't think it's in his DNA to be afraid.

  3. Jonathan Adler:

    The selection of Judge Kavanaugh shows that the Trump administration is serious about taming the administrative state.

  4. Matthew Downham:

    Given that the prevalence of globally circulating flu is incredibly low right now, the WHO may not have the thousands of influenza positive samples it usually relies on to make strain selection decisions, the WHO may have to marginally postpone its strain selection recommendation to March for one or more strains. This, in turn, may pose extra challenges to manufacturers.

  5. Probaerb:

    Longer the time duration of the job interview process and its rounds, higher the humiliation of the job aspirants by the organization and bigger the intention of selection of the foolish candidates for the vacant position.

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