selection


selection
[[t]sɪle̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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selections
1) N-UNCOUNT: with supp Selection is the act of selecting of one or more people or things from a group.

...Darwin's principles of natural selection...

Dr. Sullivan's selection to head the Department of Health was greeted with satisfaction...

The children have to sit a tough selection test.

2) N-COUNT: oft N of n A selection of people or things is a set of them that have been selected from a larger group.

...this selection of popular songs.

...a dramatic rendition of selections from Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

3) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n The selection of goods in a shop is the particular range of goods that it has available and from which you can choose what you want.

It offers the widest selection of antiques of every description in a one day market.

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