selection meaning

[ si'lekʃən ] Pronunciation:   "selection" in a sentence
  • Noun: selection  si'lekshun
    1. The act of choosing or selecting
      - choice, option, pick 
    2. An assortment of things from which a choice can be made
      "the store carried a large selection of shoes" 
    3. The person or thing chosen or selected
      - choice, pick 
    4. A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
      - survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection 
    5. A passage selected from a larger work
      - excerpt, excerption, extract

    Derived forms: selections

    See also: select

    Type of: action, activity, assortment, deciding, decision making, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, natural action, natural process, passage, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety

    Encyclopedia: Selection

  • [Business]

    1 [U]

    the process of choosing sb/sth from a group of people or things, usually according to a system:

    There are guidelines for the selection of board members.

    He claims that the selection process was unfair.

    The selection committee will consider a large number of candidates.

    The software must meet the strict selection criteria set by the board.

    2 [C]

    a number of people or things that have been chosen from a larger group:

    You can look through the catalogue, make a selection and pay online.

    We offer the latest news and selections from the week's comments.

    3 [C]

    a collection of things from which sth can be chosen:

    The showroom has a wide selection of cars.


  • [Economics]
    See adverse selection, and portfolio selection

  • [Medicine]
    n : a natural or artificial process that results or tends to result in the survival and propagation of some individuals or organisms but not of others with the result that the inherited traits of the survivors are perpetuated —compare DARWINISM, NATURAL SELECTION


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  1. selection will root out such organism.
  2. some of these selections should not be counted.
  3. he sets a high value on the 《 peotry selection
  4. why should it prevail against natural selection?
  5. filter selection is made using inherent spectra.

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