Definition of selection
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 in a Sentence
The selection of the best poem was difficult.
his selection of a running mate was a long, tedious affair
Recent Examples of selection from the Web
The site, which offers subscriptions for $4.95 a month and is also available on Apple TV, has a relatively small selection at the moment (about 40 films).
Bestia Downtown This downtown spot, one of the city’s first to fully embrace natural wine, features a changing daily selection to match the rustic Italian menu.
As extensive as their vitae are, though, their selection hinged more on their track records as role models and visionaries and on their ability to inspire tomorrow’s leaders.
Eliza Hittman, approaching the genre as a heterosexual filmmaker, was caught off guard with the reaction to her 2017 Sundance selection Beach Rats.
Thanks to a decision by the index giant MSCI to include a small selection in its emerging-markets benchmark, college endowments and pension funds will soon own stakes in...
McCabe had a wide selection of schools courting him, with offers from Purdue, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Washington State, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas and Northern Illinois among others.
Monk is the 30th draft selection and 23rd first-round pick in Calipari’s eight seasons at Kentucky.
Donovan Mitchell became the highest NBA draft selection from Louisville's basketball program since 2009 when the Utah Jazz traded up to pick him 13th on Thursday night.
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SELECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of selection for English Language Learners
: 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
SELECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of selection for Students
1 : the act or process of choosing
2 : something that is chosen
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