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Definition 1: the act of choosing or selecting - [noun denoting act]

Samples where selection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • your choice of colors was unfortunate
  • you can take your pick

Synonyms for selection in the sense of this definition

(selection is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of selection ) the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie

(... is a kind of selection ) choice and use of colors (as by an artist)

(... is a kind of selection ) (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

(... is a kind of selection ) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(... is a kind of selection ) the act of making a choice

"followed my father of my own volition"

(... is a kind of selection ) the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice

"her election of medicine as a profession"

(... is a kind of selection ) 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"

Definition 2: the person or thing chosen or selected - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where selection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was my pick for mayor

Synonyms for selection in the sense of this definition

(selection is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of reaching a decision

"a good executive must be good at decision making"

(... is a kind of selection ) a formal expression

"he serves at the pleasure of the President"

(... is a kind of selection ) something regarded with special favor or liking

"that book is one of my favorites"

(... is a kind of selection ) doing as one pleases or chooses

"if I had my way"

Definition 3: a passage selected from a larger work - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where selection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

Synonyms for selection in the sense of this definition

(selection is a kind of ...) a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

(... is a kind of selection ) a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language

(... is a kind of selection ) a collection of excerpts from a literary work

(... is a kind of selection ) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

"he searched through piles of letters and clippings"

(... is a kind of selection ) 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"

(... is a kind of selection ) a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

(... is an instance of selection) a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah

Definition 4: an assortment of things from which a choice can be made - [noun denoting group]

Samples where selection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the store carried a large selection of shoes

(selection is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 5: a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for selection in the sense of this definition

(selection is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

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