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English definition of “choice”

choice

noun     /tʃɔɪs/
RIGHT [U, no plural] B1 a situation in which you can choose between two or more things: If I had a choice, I'd give up work. He had no choice but to accept their offer. I'm single by choice (= because I want to be).Taking and choosing
DECISION [C] B1 the decision to choose one thing or person and not someone or something else: In the past women had to make a choice between a career or marriage.Taking and choosing
THINGS TO CHOOSE FROM [U, no plural] B1 the things or people you can choose from: The dress is available in a choice of colours. The evening menu offers a wide choice of dishes.Taking and choosingVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things
CHOSEN ONE [C] B1 the person or thing that someone has chosen: [usually singular] Harvard was not his first choice. The winner got 1000 euros to give to the charity of her choice. → See also multiple choiceTaking and choosing
(Definition of choice noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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