Selectness Se*lect"ness, n. The quality or state of being select. [1913 Webster]

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  • selectness — select ► VERB ▪ carefully choose as being the best or most suitable. ► ADJECTIVE 1) carefully chosen as being among the best. 2) used by or consisting of a wealthy or sophisticated elite. DERIVATIVES selectable adjective selectness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • selectness — noun see select I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • selectness — See selectable. * * * …   Universalium

  • selectness — noun The property of being select …   Wiktionary

  • selectness — n. choiceness, superiority, excellence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • selectness — se·lect·ness …   English syllables

  • selectness — sə̇ˈlek(t)nə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being select …   Useful english dictionary

  • select — I. adjective Etymology: Latin selectus, past participle of seligere to select, from se apart (from sed, se without) + legere to gather, select more at suicide, legend Date: circa 1555 1. chosen from a number or group by fitness or preference 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • select — selectable, adj. selectability, n. selectly, adv. selectness, n. selector, n. /si lekt /, v.t. 1. to choose in preference to another or others; pick out. v.i. 2. to make a choice; pick. adj …   Universalium

  • selection — noun /səˈlɛkʃən/ a) The process or act of selecting. The large number of good candidates made selection difficult. b) Something selected. My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte. See Also: elect, election, elective, elite, élite …   Wiktionary

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