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"selection" in British English

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selectionnoun

uk   /sɪˈlek.ʃən/  us   /səˈlek.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 stores 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.

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(Definition of selection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"selection" in American English

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selectionnoun [C/U]

 us   /səˈlek·ʃən/
the act of choosing, or the person or thing chosen: [C] They performed a mix of old hits and selections from their new CD.
A selection can also be a range and variety of something from which to choose: [C] That bookstore has a wide selection of mystery novels. [U] Shop early for the best selection.
(Definition of selection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"selection" in Business English

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selectionnoun

uk   us   /sɪˈlekʃən/
[U] the process of choosing someone or something from a group of people or things after careful thought: the selection of sth/sb It is alleged that he tried to improperly influence the selection of a particular firm for a state engineering contract. The selection of Jobson as chairman has caused controversy amongst board members. personnel/product/site selection a selection method/procedure/process
[C, usually singular] COMMERCE a choice or range of different types of something: a selection of sth The new range features a selection of ceramics and tableware. a good/large/wide selection
[C] a person or thing which has been or will be chosen: make a selection He made similar selections of securities for each fund. Who would be your selection for the job?
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(Definition of selection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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