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verb [transitive]     deselect pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participledeselecting
past tensedeselected
past participledeselected
  1. 1
    computing to give a computer an instruction not to do something, usually one of a list of things it could do
  2. 2
    British to decide that someone who is a member of parliament should not be a candidate at the next election

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     deselection pronunciation in British English
/ˌdiːsəˈlekʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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