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Meaning & Definition of Selection in English

English

Selection

/səlɛkʃən/

noun

1. The act of choosing or selecting

  • "Your choice of colors was unfortunate"
  • "You can take your pick"
    synonym:
  • choice
  • ,
  • selection
  • ,
  • option
  • ,
  • pick

2. An assortment of things from which a choice can be made

  • "The store carried a large selection of shoes"
    synonym:
  • selection

3. The person or thing chosen or selected

  • "He was my pick for mayor"
    synonym:
  • choice
  • ,
  • pick
  • ,
  • selection

4. A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

    synonym:
  • survival
  • ,
  • survival of the fittest
  • ,
  • natural selection
  • ,
  • selection

5. A passage selected from a larger work

  • "He presented excerpts from william james' philosophical writings"
    synonym:
  • excerpt
  • ,
  • excerption
  • ,
  • extract
  • ,
  • selection