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choice

noun  /tʃɔɪs/ us  

choice noun (ACT)

[C/U] an act of choosing; a decision: [C] a difficult/easy choice [C] When you’re trying to cut the budget deficit, you’ve got to make tough choices.

choice noun (POSSIBILITY)

[C/U] the right to choose, or the possibility of choosing: [C] Well, I still think people have a choice. [C] Given a choice, what would you do? [C] I asked if I could have a choice which science course to take. [U] We have no choice but to drive to the airport (= That is the only thing we can do).

choice noun (VARIETY)

[C] a range of different things you can choose: [C] A wide choice of colors is available in this size.

choice noun (PERSON/THING)

[C] a person or thing that has been chosen or that can be chosen: She would be my first choice for the job.

choice

adjective [-er/-est only]  /tʃɔɪs/ us  

choice adjective [-er/-est only] (EXCELLENT)

of high quality: a choice cut of meat
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