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Meaning of SELECTION

Pronunciation:  si'lekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
  2. [n]  the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
  3. [n]  a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
  4. [n]  an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes"
  5. [n]  a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

SELECTION is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: choice, choice, excerpt, extract, natural selection, option, pick, pick, survival, survival of the fittest
 See Also: action, action, activity, analecta, analects, assortment, ballot, balloting, casting, citation, clipping, coloration, colouration, conclusion, cut, cutting, deciding, decision, decision making, determination, election, favorite, favourite, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, natural action, natural process, newspaper clipping, passage, pleasure, potpourri, press clipping, press cutting, quotation, quote, salmagundi, sampling, track, variety, volition, vote, voting, way, willing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se*lec"tion\, n. [L. selectio: cf. F. s['e]lection.]
The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice,
by preference.

2. That which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as,
   a choice selection of books.

{Natural selection}. (Biol.) See under {Natural}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Placing organisms under conditions where the growth of those with a particular genotype will be favored.