selection

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selection is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
selection

Plural
selections

  1. A person makes a selection when a person chooses a smaller number of things from a larger group of things.
  2. A selection of things is different things that have been chosen or that you can choose from.
    The window of the store shows a selection of the things you can buy in the store.
  3. (biology) Selection is a process where the best adapted life forms survive and the others die out.
    Charles Darwin was a scientist who wrote about natural selection.
  4. (Australia) In Australia, a selection was an area of land which a farmer could choose to buy.
    The first thing he had to do was clear the trees of his selection.