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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  • selection — se‧lec‧tion [sˈlekʆn] noun 1. [uncountable] the careful choice of a particular person or thing from a group: • The Health Authority is not involved in staff selection and recruitment. • Our deputy manager can supply details of the job,… …   Financial and business terms

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  • selection — [sə lek′shən] n. [L selectio] 1. a selecting or being selected 2. a) a person or thing chosen b) a group or collection of these c) a variety from which to choose [a selection of colors] 3 …   English World dictionary

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  • selection — ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of selecting. 2) a number of selected things. 3) a range of things from which a choice may be made. 4) a horse or horses tipped as worth bets in a race or meeting. 5) Biology the evolutionary process which determines… …   English terms dictionary

  • selection — selection. См. селекция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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