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

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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 Privacy - Terms As a member of the dance team, Yani can join the Kings throughout the season for selected events like team building, practice sessions and appearances in the community. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "Sacramento Make-A-Wish teen ‘touched and grateful’ to be honorary Kings dancer," 11 July 2018 Cutting-Edge Programs UMUC's cybersecurity courses can help prepare you for selectedDOD 8140 certifications. Brandan Blom,, "Austin Prep gearing up for another run in Division 3," 23 May 2018 Ducey has refused to meet with walkout leaders, instead inviting a handful of selected educators to meetings. CBS News, "Teachers and Arizona governor at odds as deal announced," 28 Apr. 2018

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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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something valued as if it were money

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