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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Selection  \Se*lec"tion\,  n.  [L.  selectio:  cf  F.  s['e]lection.] 
  The  act  of  selecting,  or  the  state  of  being  selected;  choice, 
  by  preference. 
  2.  That  which  is  selected;  a  collection  of  things  chosen;  as 
  a  choice  selection  of  books. 
  {Natural  selection}.  (Biol.)  See  under  {Natural}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  choosing  or  selecting;  "your  choice  of  colors  was 
  unfortunate";  "you  can  take  your  pick"  [syn:  {choice},  {pick}] 
  2:  an  assortment  of  things  from  which  a  choice  can  be  made 
  "the  store  carried  a  large  selection  of  shoes" 
  3:  the  person  or  thing  chosen  or  selected;  "he  was  my  pick  for 
  mayor"  [syn:  {choice},  {pick}] 
  4:  a  natural  process  resulting  in  the  evolution  of  organisms 
  best  adapted  to  the  environment  [syn:  {survival},  {survival 
  of  the  fittest},  {natural  selection}] 
  5:  a  passage  selected  from  a  larger  work  "he  presented  exerpts 
  from  William  James'  philosophical  writings"  [syn:  {excerpt}, 

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