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v. se·lect·ed, se·lect·ing, se·lects
To take as a choice from among several; pick out: We selected the ripest pears at the orchard. The winning ticket was selected at random.
To make a choice or selection: The menu offered numerous dishes to select from.
1. Singled out in preference; chosen: a select few.
2. Of special quality or value; choice: select peaches.
3. Of or relating to the USDA grade of beef that has less marbling than choice or prime cuts.
4. Careful or refined in making selections; discriminating.
1. One that is chosen in preference to others or because of special value.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Chosen or preferred items or people considered as a group. Often used with the.

[Latin sēligere, sēlēct- : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + legere, to choose; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

se·lec′ta·ble adj.
se·lect′ness n.
se·lec′tor n.


able to be selected
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"He's working hard to be selectable," said assistant coach Felipe Contepomi.
Features of the Model 32-76e are said to include the following: 7" full color digital touchscreen display, high-speed data collection and analysis for precise measurement of static COF with 500 readings during the first second, selectable units (COF or grams), selectable load cells from 5 to 100 N, and more.
It is based on the top-ofthe-range Turismo ELX with selectable four-wheel drive, and these special editions come with a higher specification that includes a sevenspeed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission, cruise control, parking sensors, rear seating privacy glass, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, roof rails, heated front seats, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights.
The IN-UVI supplies a highly regulated bridge excitation voltage for the transducer or load cell and a host of features Including: improved signal to noise ratio, two selectable excitation voltages, wide zero adjustment range, and an Isolated shunt calibration relay for quick field setup.
According to the company, this '832 patent relates to a user interface associated with a networked contact centre that includes a frame to present information in a selectable format.
The low point came during the limited-overs leg of the last tour Down Under when, having lost his run-up, Finn was sent back to England early having been deemed "not selectable" by Giles, pictured.
Now very much selectable, Finn (above) has climbed out of the dark hole he found himself in during last winter's Ashes tour to be the most senior bowler on the current tour.
Televac's MX2A Active Thermocouple Gauge features an expanded range of measurement from 1.0 x [10.sup.-4] to 1000 Tort The gauge also boasts: RS485 communications, two programmable set points, selectable units of measure, a selectable analog 0-10 V output and a bright OLED display, which makes it easy to read from a distance.
STEVEN FINN will fly home from the tour of Australia early after limited overs coach Ashley Giles admitted he was "not selectable" due to technical problems with his bowling action.
The provider is Selectable Media, which has been testing consumers' willingness to watch video ads for free WiFi, music and games.
* 3 selectable full-scale ranges: 245, 500, and 2,000 dps
Since the development of first transgenic plant during early 1980s and thereafter its commercialization, antibiotic and herbicide resistance selectable marker genes have always been among the integral features of plant genetic modification endeavors (Ramessar et al., 2007).