Natural selection

Natural selection
Selection Se*lec"tion, n. [L. selectio: cf. F. s['e]lection.] . The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as, a choice selection of books. [1913 Webster]

{Natural selection}. (Biol.) See under {Natural}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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