What does selection mean?

Definitions for selection
sɪˈlɛk ʃənse·lec·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word selection.

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.

  2. selection(Noun)

    Something selected.

    My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.

  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.

  4. selection(Noun)

    A musical piece.

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

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Selection(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. David Fildes:

    We'll keep adding selection.

  2. Don Steinbrugge:

    They want you to beat the market through stock selection.

  3. Doug Stafford:

    Rand can and will compete in whatever selection process chosen by the people of Nevada.

  4. Carolyn Robbins Manley:

    It's not really selection, it's de-selection, so the goal is for each side to root out biases.

  5. Whenever Ben Schlappig:

    They rotate the selection every couple of months so it's almost a fun way to try new champagne.

Images & Illustrations of selection

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