• IPA: /səˈlɛkʃən/


  1. The process or act of select#Verb|selecting.
    The large number of good candidates made selection difficult.
  2. Something selected.
    My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.
  3. A variety of items taken from a larger collection.
    I've brought a selection of fine cheeses to go with your wine.
  4. A musical piece.
    For my next selection, I'll play Happy Birthday in F-sharp minor.
  5. (databases) A set of data obtained from a database using a query.
  6. (linguistics) The ability of predicates to determine the semantic content of their arguments. Selection (linguistics)
  7. (programming) A list of items on which user operations will take place. Selection (user interface)
  8. (algebra) A unary operation that denotes a subset of a relation.
  9. (historical) The free selection before survey of crown land in some Australian colonies under land legislation introduced in the 1860s. Selection (Australian history)
  10. (biology) The stage of a genetic algorithm in which individual genomes are chosen from a population for later breeding. Selection (genetic algorithm)
  11. (biology) Ellipsis of natural selection#English|natural selection
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