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
Recent Examples on the Web Reed, 68, is a Vanderburgh County Democratic Party activist and was accused in May of sending voters pre-selected absentee ballot applications, giving voters no choice but to participate in the primary election, the Courier and Press reported. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Woman in Indiana charged with modifying absentee ballot applications, not mail-in ballots," 10 Dec. 2020 For every live call, the company will donate $1 to one of four pre-selected charities of the family’s choice. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Kids can still get a picture with Santa this year. Here's how," 2 Dec. 2020 Choose a pre-selected gift basket or build your own gift box from a rich and varied selection. Nick Morton, USA TODAY, "40 unique and romantic gifts for all types of husbands," 28 Oct. 2020 The selected buyer and the unsuccessful bidders have been notified, the department said. Lisa Mascaro And Josef Federman, Star Tribune, "Congress questions sale of US residence in Israel to Adelson," 9 Sep. 2020 In plain English, this implies that a group of pre-selected officials or government officers would have the authority to confirm the data on the blockchain. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "The U.S. Postal Service is seeking a patent for voting by phone," 17 Aug. 2020 Reporting miles traveled can be done via GPS, smartphone apps, odometer readings, or a pre-selected mileage permit. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Washington state looks at roadway funding reform amid $4.5B budget shortfall," 6 July 2020 That makes the push for a vaccine a cyclical one—a race against a viral time bomb set to go off year after year in selected season after selected season. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "What the History of Polio Can Teach Us About COVID-19," 5 May 2020 One option could be playing in two to four selected NHL cities. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "If NHL resumes, goalies will need time to get back in form, Kings’ Jonathan Quick says," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of selected

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of selected was in 1590

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8 Jan 2021

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“Selected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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