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selection (n.)

1620s, "act of selecting," from Latin selectionem (nominative selectio) "a choosing out, choice, selection," noun of action from past-participle stem of seligere "choose out, single out, select; separate, cull" (see select (adj.)). Meaning "thing selected" is from 1805. Biological sense is from 1837; applied to actions of breeders (methodical selection), hence its use by Darwin (natural selection; 1857). French sélection is a 19c. borrowing from English.

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Definitions of selection

selection (n.)
the act of choosing or selecting;
Synonyms: choice / option / pick
selection (n.)
an assortment of things from which a choice can be made;
the store carried a large selection of shoes
selection (n.)
the person or thing chosen or selected;
Synonyms: choice / pick
selection (n.)
a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment;
Synonyms: survival / survival of the fittest / natural selection
selection (n.)
a passage selected from a larger work;
Synonyms: excerpt / excerption / extract
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