Definition of Selection

1. Noun. The act of choosing or selecting. "You can take your pick"

Exact synonyms: Choice, Option, Pick
Generic synonyms: Action
Specialized synonyms: Casting, Coloration, Colouration, Sampling, Conclusion, Decision, Determination, Volition, Willing, Election, Ballot, Balloting, Vote, Voting
Derivative terms: Opt, Pick, Select



2. Noun. An assortment of things from which a choice can be made. "The store carried a large selection of shoes"

3. Noun. The person or thing chosen or selected. "He was my pick for mayor"
Exact synonyms: Choice, Pick
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Specialized synonyms: Pleasure, Favorite, Favourite, Way
Derivative terms: Pick

4. Noun. A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.

5. Noun. A passage selected from a larger work. "He presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
Exact synonyms: Excerpt, Excerption, Extract
Generic synonyms: Passage
Specialized synonyms: Chrestomathy, Analecta, Analects, Clipping, Cutting, Newspaper Clipping, Press Clipping, Press Cutting, Cut, Track, Citation, Quotation, Quote
Specialized synonyms: Haftarah, Haftorah, Haphtarah, Haphtorah
Derivative terms: Excerpt, Extract

Definition of Selection

1. n. The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference.

Definition of Selection

1. Noun. The process or act of selecting. ¹

2. Noun. Something selected. ¹

3. Noun. A variety of items taken from a larger collection. ¹

4. Noun. A musical piece. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Selection

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Selection

1. Placing organisms under conditions where the growth of those with a particular genotype will be favored. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selection

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select agent
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select committee
selectability
selectable
selectable marker
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selectee
selectees
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selectin
selecting
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selection (current term)
selection (genetics)
selection bias
selection coefficient
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selection pressure
selection rule
selection rules
selectional
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selectionist
selectionists
selections
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Literary usage of Selection

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER IV NATURAL selection; OR THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST Natural ... Can the principle of selection, which we have seen is so potent in the hands of man ..."

2. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1902)
"CHAPTER IV NATURAL selection; OR THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ... Can the principle of selection, which we have seen is so potent in the hands of man, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The practical selection of breeders accompanied by a full appreciation of the financial ... The testing of sires as a final basis of selection. 9. ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"CHAPTER IV NATURAL selection; OR THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST Natural ... Can the principle of selection, which we have seen is so potent in the hands of man ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Principles of selection. selection is the principal factor of breeding, ... The keynote of selection is the choice of the best, and a factor of the highest ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"In the nature of things, in the case of corporations such selection must be ... If the agent making the selection was diligent; It is to be treated as the ..."

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