selection

noun
1 process of choosing/being chosen
ADJECTIVE
careful

the careful selection of building materials

random
initial
final
judicial (esp. AmE), jury
team
Darwinian, natural, sexual

Natural selection is a key element of Darwin's theory of evolution.

VERB + SELECTION
make

She took a long time to make her selection.

base on

Selection is based on standards of quality.

win (esp. BrE)

She hopes to win selection for the Olympic team.

SELECTION + NOUN
criteria, policy (esp. BrE)
procedure, process
bias

These results may have been caused by selection bias.

board, committee, panel (esp. BrE)
pressure

evolutionary selection pressures

PREPOSITION
selection as

his selection as candidate for the party

selection for
2 number of people/things that have been chosen
ADJECTIVE
varied, wide
random

We interviewed a random selection of teenagers.

representative
judicious, well-chosen
final

The final selection of winners will be announced at the end of the event.

VERB + SELECTION
contain, include

The catalogue includes a selection of his poetry.

play

She played a selection of waltzes.

PREPOSITION
selection from, selection of

a selection of hits from well-known musicals

3 collection of things from which sth can be chosen
ADJECTIVE
broad, comprehensive, extensive, huge, large, vast, wide

We offer a broad selection of products.

limited, poor, small
excellent, fine, good, great, interesting, nice, superb
menu, wine

The wine selection isn't bad.

The menu selection is very limited.

musical
VERB + SELECTION
offer

The restaurant offers a wide selection of cocktails.

find

You'll find a good selection of paints at this store.

feature

Their website features a large selection of photographs.

choose from
PREPOSITION
selection of

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