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noun selection pronunciation in British English /sɪˈlekʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of choosing one person or thing from a group
    selection of: There are strict rules that govern the selection of political candidates.
    make a selection: It’s worth taking the time to make a careful selection.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to the process of choosing
      selection process/procedure/policy: An interview normally forms part of the selection process.
    2. b.
      [countable] someone or something that you have chosen
      I’m very happy with my selection.
  2. 2
    [countable] a set of things for you to choose from, or things that have been chosen from a larger set
    selection of: a selection of local cheeses
    The programme presents a selection of poems from around the world.
    a good/wide/large/varied selection: They have a wide selection of carpets to suit all tastes.


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