selection has definitions from the fields of psychology,fine art,writing
[ noun ] the act of choosing or selecting


choice option pick


"your choice of colors was unfortunate" "you can take your pick"

Used in print

(Successful Farming, 59:12...)

The selection of materials depends_on skills of available labor for installation , cost of materials available locally , and your own preference .

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Has your company developed selection and training processes that are geared to providing the caliber of salesmen you will need in the next 10 yr. ?

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

The selection of the wrong tools can mean waste , at_best , and at_worst an unwanted inflammation of the problem itself .

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

For purposes of sample selection only ( individual tests were given later ) we obtained group test scores of reading achievement and intelligence from school records of the entire third grade population in each school_system .

Children whose reading scores were at_least one standard_deviation below the regression_line of each total third grade school population were considered under-achievers for the purposes of sample selection .

[ noun ] an assortment of things from which a choice can be made


"the store carried a large selection of shoes"

Used in print

(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)

Tone analysis will continue to be difficult and unsatisfactory until a more representative selection of systems is familar to every practicing field linguist .

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[ noun ] (psychology) the person or thing chosen or selected


choice pick


"he was my pick for mayor"

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

The selection had been expected .

[ noun ] a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

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[ noun ] (fine art,writing) a passage selected from a larger work


extract excerpt


"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"