Meaning of SELECTION in English


/ sɪˈlekʃn; NAmE / noun


[ U ] the process of choosing sb/sth from a group of people or things, usually according to a system :

The final team selection will be made tomorrow.

the random selection of numbers

selection criteria

the selection process


[ C ] a number of people or things that have been chosen from a larger group :

A selection of readers' comments are published below.

➡ note at choice


[ C ] a collection of things from which sth can be chosen

SYN choice , range :

The showroom has a wide selection of kitchens.

—see also natural selection



early 17th cent.: from Latin selectio(n-) , from seligere select by separating off, from se- apart + legere choose.

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