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
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Los Amigos juniors Michelle Maldonado and Andrea Aguilar were both second-team all-league selections.
There's also a selection of burgers and sandwiches.
The selection of Kimmel gives ABC, home of the Oscars telecast, the choice the network had long sought.
There’s a generous selection of photographs taken on Mars and in space, along with maps and commentary from planetary scientists.
Health and Human Services officials said the number is an increase of 1.1 million, or about 9%, over the 12.7 million plan selections at the end of 2016’s open enrollment.
Colorado’s delegate selection process is a messy one, thanks to a variety of causes.
The Northern Beaches showroom includes the brand's own custom furniture—created in the Melbourne workshop from recycled and sustainably managed timber—as well as a selection of seating, homewares, lighting, and artwork.
Despite this, the Council made a deliberate effort to skew its selections toward the more literary end of the spectrum.
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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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