se·​lect·​ed | \ sə-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce selected (audio) \

Definition of selected

: select specifically : of a higher grade or quality than the ordinary

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Examples of selected in a Sentence

a selected brand of ice cream with an exceptionally high butterfat content

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The selected finalists are then awarded a white apron and put in the top 20 for a chance to become season 10's champion. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "See Which 'MasterChef' Season 10 Contestants Made 2019's Top 20 Finalist List," 30 May 2019 Regardless of selected options, every 2020 model features a 10.0-inch TouchPro infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto capability and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Adds Style and a Hybrid Model," 21 May 2019 Newsletter Sign-up Pandora plans to make more selected job reductions in other parts of the world, Mr. Boyer said. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Pandora Could Cut More Jobs if Revenue Keeps Falling, CFO Says," 15 May 2019 The service will also include integration of transit maps and schedule information in selected cities (the company did not say which cities). Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Uber is not just for hailing rides anymore," 11 Apr. 2018 In the United States, blanket coverage is the goal, whereas in the U.K. the vaccine is targeted at selected groups. William F. Bynum, WSJ, "‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ Review: Fire, Ice or Virus?," 4 Jan. 2019 But there were surprising on-stage cameos from selected members of the audience, too, who were drawn into the performance by the dancers who leapt from the stage to find their somewhat dazed quarry. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard, and More Attend the Paris Opera Ballet’s Opulent Opening Gala," 28 Sep. 2018 Only the Professional tier will allow Smart Sync, which automatically backs up selected folders on your computer. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "How to pick the cloud storage service that’s right for you," 31 Aug. 2018 Only a selected few department heads that needed to work on the whole thing were invited to read the whole thing. Emma Dibdin, Marie Claire, "Is There Too Much Violence Against Women in the New 'Twin Peaks'? Mädchen Amick Addresses the Debate," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of selected

1590, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2019

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The first known use of selected was in 1590

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something desired as essential

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