Synonyms and Antonyms of selection

  1. 1 the act or process of selecting <his selection of a running mate was a long, tedious affair> Synonyms choice, choosing, election, picking, selecting Related Words option; appointment, assignment, designation, naming, nomination; decision

  2. 2 a person or thing that is chosen <our selection was the third entrant in the dog show> Synonyms bet, chosen, pick, choiceRelated Words favorite, like, liking, preference; elective, option; appointment, designation, nomination; appointee, candidate, nominee, selectee; preselectionAntonyms rejectee

  3. 3 the power, right, or opportunity to choose <the inn's table d'hôte is excellent, but there's very limited selection> Synonyms alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], election, liberty, option, pick, preference, choice, volition, wayRelated Words determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacityNear Antonyms coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice

  4. 4 a number of things selected from a group to stand for the whole <a selection of the company's latest line of products for display at the trade show> Synonyms cross section, sampler, sampling, sample, sliceRelated Words case, example, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, instance, representative, specimen; archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm, prototype; microcosm

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