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Definitions of selection

  1. the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as, a choice selection of books. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Differential and non-random reproduction of different genotypes, operating to alter the gene frequencies within a population. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. The act of choosing; thing or things chosen; state of being chosen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. In biology, the preservation of the lives of certain individuals and the destruction of those of others, in consequence of which the character of the race tends to change. 2. In life insurance, the choice among the applicants for insurance of those to whom policies may be issued. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. The act of selecting or choosing and taking from among a number; a taking by preference of one or more from a number: a number of things selected or taken from others by preference. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Act of selecting; things selected. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The act of selecting; choice; anything selected; a collection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of selecting; a number of things selected. Natural selection, the process by which Nature selects for survival the animals and plants that are fitted to live on under changed conditions of existence; called also the survival of the fittest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act of choosing; things selected; a book with select pieces. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Selecting, choice; what is selected (a fine s. of summer goods; what is your s. for the Derby?; the new head-master is a good s.); (Biol.) sorting out in various ways (natural, sexual, physical, artificial, methodical, unconscious, s.) of the types of animal or plant better fitted to survive or multiply regarded as a factor in evolution. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Act of selecting or state of being selected; choice by preference from many others; —that which is selected; something chosen or culled ; also, the collection of things culled. Cabinet Dictionary

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