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se·lec·tion

 (sĭ-lĕk′shən)
n.
1. The act of selecting something: looked at the pears and made a careful selection.
2. One that is selected, such as a literary or musical text chosen for reading or performance: For her last selection she sang an old favorite.
3.
a. A carefully chosen or representative collection of people or things: a book containing a selection of the author's best work.
b. A range of things from which one can make a choice: a store with a wide selection of magazines. See Synonyms at choice.
4. Biology A natural or artificial process that involves the survival and reproduction of some kinds of organisms instead of others (because they have traits that are better adapted to the environment or that are preferred by a breeder, for example) and results in changes in the traits of a population or species.

se·lec′tion·al (-shə-nəl) adj.

selection

(sɪˈlɛkʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of selecting or the state of being selected
2. a thing or number of things that have been selected
3. a range from which something may be selected: this shop has a good selection of clothes.
4. (Biology) biology the natural or artificial process by which certain organisms or characters are reproduced and perpetuated in the species in preference to others. See also natural selection
5. (Horse Racing) a contestant in a race chosen as likely to win or come second or third
6.
a. the act of free-selecting
b. a tract of land acquired by free-selection

se•lec•tion

(sɪˈlɛk ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of selecting or the state of being selected.
2. a thing or a number of things selected.
3. an aggregate of things displayed for choice, purchase, use, etc.
4. a process that results in some members of a population having greater success in perpetuating their genetic traits.

Selection

 collection of things selected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.selection - the act of choosing or selectingselection - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
casting - the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
coloration, colouration - choice and use of colors (as by an artist)
sampling - (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
willing, volition - the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own volition"
election - the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession"
balloting, vote, voting, ballot - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
2.selection - an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes"
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
3.selection - the person or thing chosen or selectedselection - the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
pleasure - a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President"
favorite, favourite - something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites"
way - doing as one pleases or chooses; "if I had my way"
4.selection - a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
5.selection - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
chrestomathy - a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language
analecta, analects - a collection of excerpts from a literary work
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, cutting - an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
track, cut - a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"
quotation, quote, citation - a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

selection

noun
1. choice, choosing, pick, option, preference Make your selection from the list.
2. anthology, collection, medley, choice, line-up, mixed bag (informal), potpourri, miscellany this selection of popular songs
3. range, variety, assortment, series, collection, array, repertoire, gamut, lineup It offers the widest selection of antiques.

selection

noun
The act of choosing:
Translations
إخْتِيار، إنتِقاءاِصْطِفَاءمَجْموعَةٌ مُخْتارَه
výběr
udvalgudvælgelse
valikointi
odabir
òaî aî velja úr, val; dómnefndval
選択
선택
izbira
val
การคัดเลือก
seç meseçimseçme kişiler/şeyler
sự lựa chọn

selection

[sɪˈlekʃən]
A. N
1. (= act of choosing) → elección f
2. (= person/thing chosen) → elección f, selección f
selections from (Mus, Literat) → selecciones de
3. (= range, assortment) → surtido m, selección f
the widest selection on the marketel más amplio surtido or la más amplia selección del mercado
B. CPD selection committee N (esp Pol) → comisión f de nombramiento
selection procedure, selection process Nproceso m de selección
selection test Nprueba f de selección

selection

[sɪˈlɛkʃən]
n
(= fact of being chosen) → sélection f
She stood little chance of selection
BUT Elle avait peu de chances d'être sélectionnée.
selection for the national team → sélection en équipe nationale
(= choice, range) → choix m
We have London's largest selection of office furniture → Nous avons le plus grand choix de meubles de bureau de Londres.
modif [process, panel, procedure] → de sélection selection committeeselection committee ncomité m de sélection

selection

n
(= choosing)(Aus)wahl f; (Biol) → Auslese f, → Selektion f
(= person, thing selected)Wahl f; (= likely winner)Tipp m; to make one’s selectionseine Wahl treffen; selections from Rossiniausgewählte Stücke plvon Rossini; selection commissionAuswahlkommission f; selection committeeAuswahlkommission f; (for exhibition etc) → Jury f
(= range, assortment)Auswahl f (→ of an +dat)
(Comput) → Markierung f, → Auswahl f

selection

[sɪˈlɛkʃn] n (gen) → scelta; (of goods) → scelta, selezione f
selections from (Mus, Literature) → brani scelti da

select

(səˈlekt) verb
to choose or pick from among a number. She selected a blue dress from the wardrobe; You have been selected to represent us on the committee.
adjective
1. picked or chosen carefully. A select group of friends was invited.
2. intended only for carefully chosen (usually rich or upper-class) people. That school is very select.
seˈlection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act or process of selecting or being selected. a selection of boys for the choir; (also adjective) a selection committee.
2. a collection or group of things that have been selected. a selection of verses/fruit.
seˈlective (-tiv) adjective
having the power of choice and using it, especially carefully. She is very selective about clothes.
selˈlectively adverb
seˈlectiveness noun
seˈlector noun
a person who chooses, especially athletes, a team etc. The selectors have announced the cricket team to meet Australia.

selection

اِصْطِفَاء výběr udvalg Auswahl επιλογή selección valikointi sélection odabir selezione 選択 선택 selectie utvalg wybór seleção выбор val การคัดเลือก seçim sự lựa chọn 选择物

se·lec·tion

n. selección, elección.
References in classic literature ?
That lady seemed at a loss to make a selection, but finally settled upon a stick of nougat, wondering if it were not too rich; whether it could possibly hurt her.
When the foresters had made their selection, and distributed their prizes, the scout announced that the hour had arrived when it was necessary to move.
The people possessed by hereditary right the quality of reverence, which, in their descendants, if it survive at all, exists in smaller proportion, and with a vastly diminished force in the selection and estimate of public men.
But to my surprise and no small concern, Queequeg now gave me to understand, that he had been diligently consulting Yojo --the name of his black little god --and Yojo had told him two or three times over, and strongly insisted upon it everyway, that instead of our going together among the whaling-fleet in harbor, and in concert selecting our craft; instead of this, I say, Yojo earnestly enjoined that the selection of the ship should rest wholly with me, inasmuch as Yojo purposed befriending us; and, in order to do so, had already pitched upon a vessel, which, if left to myself, I, Ishmael, should infallibly light upon, for all the world as though it had turned out by chance; and in that vessel I must immediately ship myself, for the present irrespective of Queequeg.
And when that functionary appeared before him, he bade him without delay set about making a new leg, and directed the mates to see him supplied with all the studs and joists of jaw-ivory (Sperm Whale) which had thus far been accumulated on the voyage, in order that a careful selection of the stoutest, clearest-grained stuff might be secured.
It was nearly two feet long, printed on calendered paper, with a selection of colors so bright that they shone even in the moonlight.
I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to?
That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerr- ingly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction.
I regarded the selection of myself as being somewhat remarkable.
were brought down in armfuls by the abigails; then a selection was made, and such things as were chosen were carried to the boudoir within the drawing-room.
In your place, I should have felt flattered by the selection.
Lorry, "that I was very unhandsomely dealt with, and that I ought to have had a voice in the selection of my pattern.