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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 ofprojects. 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 ​theirlibraries. The ​largerstores are ​able to ​stock awider selection ofgoods.
[C] a ​person or thing that has been or will be ​chosen: Their ​music was a ​mix of ​oldstuff 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 ​oldhits 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 ​mysterynovels. [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 ​improperlyinfluence the selection of a particular ​firm for a ​stateengineeringcontract. The selection of Jobson as ​chairman has caused controversy amongst ​boardmembers. 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 ​rangefeatures 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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