selection definition, meaning - what is selection in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “selection”

See all translations

selection

noun uk   us   /sɪˈlek.ʃən/
B2 [C or U] the act of choosing someone or something: the selection process Success is achieved by the careful selection of projects. The coach made her selection (= chose who she wanted) for the team.B2 [C] a choice or range of different types of something: Most schools would have a good selection of these books in their libraries. The larger shops are able to stock a wider selection of goods. [C] a person or thing that has been or will be chosen: Their music was a mix of old stuff and selections from the new album.
More examples
(Definition of selection from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of selection?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “selection”

Definitions of “selection” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More