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. Ed Cooke:

    It is a matter of incremental convenience: smartphone apps offer a wide selection of content that is more easily accessible, anytime, anywhere.

  2. Gus Lopez:

    We are going to learn a lot from starting in Seattle - an important part of the customer experience is having a range of selection from quality restaurants.

  3. Vyacheslav Shirinkin:

    Because the Confederations Cup is a rehearsal for the World Cup, I think this type of fan selection will increase, i think that apart from some guys with beer bellies, their wives and maybe some kids, other people will not be able to go to games.

  4. Charles Robert Darwin:

    I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

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