Selection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sɪˈlekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word selection
Brit.  |sɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word selection


- the act of choosing or selecting (syn: choice, option, pick)
- an assortment of things from which a choice can be made

the store carried a large selection of shoes

- the person or thing chosen or selected (syn: choice, pick)
- a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment (syn: survival)
- a passage selected from a larger work (syn: excerpt, excerption, extract)


The selection of the best poem was difficult.

...his selection of a running mate was a long, tedious affair...

It was not easy to make our selection.

He had narrowly missed selection for the team.

Perlman's selection as the party's candidate

To order, just write your selections on the form.

These drawings represent a selection from a larger exhibition.

the store carried a large selection of shoes

The selection of food ranged from mild to very spicy.

The store has a broad selection of coats.

The bakery offers a nice selection of breads and pastries.

a selection based purely on merit

...the orchestra will be performing a selection of Beethoven pieces tomorrow night...

...the disk contains a selection of deleted scenes, and a couple of the omissions greatly add to the intelligibility of the movie's plot...

...the giraffe's elongate neck is thought to be the result of natural selection...

Word forms

singular: selection
plural: selections
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