noun Date: circa 1623 1. the act or process of selecting ; the state of being selected 2. one that is selected ; choice; also a collection of selected things 3. a natural or artificial process that results or tends to result in the survival and propagation of some individuals or organisms but not of others with the result that the inherited traits of the survivors are perpetuated — compare Darwinism, natural selection Synonyms: see choice

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