Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun selection

5 senses of selection

Sense 1
choice, selection, option, pick -- (the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Sense 2
selection -- (an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes")
       => assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley -- (a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions")

Sense 3
choice, pick, selection -- (the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor")
       => decision making, deciding -- (the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making")

Sense 4
survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection -- (a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 5
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection -- (a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings")
       => passage -- (a section of text; particularly a section of medium length)

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