HyperDic: selection

English > 5 senses of the word selection:
NOUNactselection, choice, option, pickthe act of choosing or selecting
groupselectionan assortment of things from which a choice can be made
cognitionselection, choice, pickthe person or thing chosen or selected
processselection, survival, survival of the fittest, natural selectiona natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
communicationselection, excerpt, excerption, extracta passage selected from a larger / larger work
selection > pronunciation
Soundssahleh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > selection: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of choosing or selecting.
Synonymschoice, option, pick
NarrowercastingThe choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
coloration, colourationchoice and use of colors / colors (as by an artist)
decision, determination, conclusionThe act of making up your mind about something
electionThe act of selecting someone or something
sampling(statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study / study
volition, willingThe act of making a choice
vote, ballot, voting, ballotingA choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishelección, selección
Catalanelecció, selecció
Verbsselectpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
English > selection: 5 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningAn assortment of things from which a choice can be made.
Example"the store carried a large selection of shoes"
Broaderassortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motleyA collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Spanishselección
English > selection: 5 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe person or thing chosen or selected.
Synonymschoice, pick
Narrowerfavorite, favouriteSomething regarded with special favor / favor or liking
pleasureA formal expression
wayDoing as one pleases or chooses
Broaderdecision making, decidingThe cognitive process of reaching a decision
Spanishelección, selección
Catalanelecció, selecció
English > selection: 5 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningA natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.
Synonymssurvival, survival of the fittest, natural selection
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishselección natural
Catalanselecció natural
English > selection: 5 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA passage selected from a larger / larger work.
Synonymsexcerpt, excerption, extract
InstancesHaftorah, Haftarah, Haphtorah, HaphtarahA short / short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah
Narroweranalects, analectaA collection of excerpts from a literary work
chrestomathyA selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cuttingAn excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
cut, trackA distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
quotation, quote, citationA passage or expression that is quoted or cited / cited
BroaderpassageA section of text
Spanishextracto, fragmento, pasaje
Catalanfragment, passatge

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