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

Examples of selected in a Sentence

a selected brand of ice cream with an exceptionally high butterfat content
Recent Examples on the Web The session includes time for painting of pre-selected pieces led by an instructor, and time for any food, cake, gifts or activities the birthday family brings with them. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2022 About 400 pre-selected adult volunteers with previous experience in cannabis consumption will be involved in the pilot, and their state of health will have to be constantly monitored. Dario Sabaghi, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Quality of Coffee For this review, the pre-selected coffee that was sent to me was from Mbozi, which is a sub-region of Tanzania that has been cultivating coffee since the 1600s. Brittany Natale, SELF, 18 Apr. 2022 The selected service provider must support that requirement by investing in the mission-critical systems that are core to the enterprise’s ability to conduct business. Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Instead of kids moving from classroom to classroom, teachers like Graham rotated classrooms filled with a pre-selected group of students. Seamus Mcavoy,, 6 Mar. 2022 The content will include originally curated and produced works by Clean and pre-selected projects that meet the Clean OTT messaging framework by other producers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 28 Feb. 2022 Collectively, this deal will apply a combination of deep industry experience, proprietary data and resources to create custom A&R programs for selected artists, including development, distribution and marketing and artist services. Jem Aswad, Variety, 22 Feb. 2022 At Earl Boyles, where 23% of students are learning English and 51% are eligible for free and reduced-price meals, SMART volunteers read with selected students and gave them books. oregonlive, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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20 May 2022

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“Selected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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