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selection

noun se·lec·tion \sə-ˈlek-shən\

: the act of choosing something or someone from a group

: someone or something that is chosen from a group

: a collection of things chosen from a group of similar things

Full Definition of SELECTION

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

Examples of SELECTION

  1. The selection of the best poem was difficult.
  2. <his selection of a running mate was a long, tedious affair>

First Known Use of SELECTION

circa 1623

Related to SELECTION

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noun se·lec·tion \sə-ˈlek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SELECTION

:  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
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