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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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