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English noun: selection

1. selection (act) the act of choosing or selecting


SamplesYour choice of colors was unfortunate.
You can take your pick.


Synonymschoice, option, pick


Broader (hypernym)action


Narrower (hyponym)ballot, balloting, casting, coloration, colouration, conclusion, decision, determination, election, sampling, volition, vote, voting, willing

2. selection (group) an assortment of things from which a choice can be made


SamplesThe store carried a large selection of shoes.


Broader (hypernym)assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety

3. selection (cognition) the person or thing chosen or selected


SamplesHe was my pick for mayor.


Synonymschoice, pick


Broader (hypernym)deciding, decision making


Narrower (hyponym)favorite, favourite, pleasure, way

4. selection (process) a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment


Synonymsnatural selection, survival, survival of the fittest


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

5. selection (communication) a passage selected from a larger work


SamplesHe presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings.


Synonymsexcerpt, excerption, extract


Broader (hypernym)passage


Narrower (hyponym)analecta, analects, chrestomathy, citation, clipping, cut, cutting, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, quotation, quote, track


Instance hyponymHaftarah, Haftorah, Haphtarah, Haphtorah









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