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
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.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005