From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_294_aselectionse‧lec‧tion /səˈlekʃən/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL noun 1 [singular, uncountable]CHOOSE the careful choice of a particular person or thing from a group of similar people or things The judges have made their final selection.selection of the selection of a new leaderselection for He had narrowly missed selection for the team.selection as Perlman’s selection as the party’s candidate2 [countable]CHOOSE something that has been chosen from among a group of things SYN choice To order, just write your selections on the form.selection from These drawings represent a selection from a larger exhibition.3 [countable usually singular]VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS a group of things of a particular type, often of things that are for sale SYN range There's a big selection to choose from.selection of a wide selection of shellfish They only have a limited selection of his books. → natural selectionCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: the careful choice of a particular person or thing from a group of similar people or thingsverbsmake a selectionStudents should be able to make a selection from a range of reference materials.adjectivescareful selectionAdair emphasises the importance of careful selection of team members.random selection (=choosing without any reason or order)the random selection of genes the final selectionThe final selection will be based on local requirements.selection + NOUNthe selection process/procedureBefore the selection process begins, candidates need to be clear about what the job entails.the selection criteria (=the set of reasons used for choosing something or someone)What are your selection criteria?a selection committee (=a group of people responsible for choosing something or someone)All the exhibitors have been carefully chosen by a very experienced selection committee. COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: a group of things of a particular type, often of things that are for saleadjectivesa wide/large/big selectionThe museum shop offers a wide selection of items.a good selectionThere is a good selection of bars and cafés nearby.a varied selectionThe supermarket has a varied selection of fruit juice drinks especially for children.a small/limited selectionWe also have a small selection of offices for daily hire.
Examples from the Corpusselection• It also covers a selection of other contract clauses frequently encountered in many types of commercial agreement, for example confidentiality clauses.• The library also has a selection of foreign language videos on the third floor.• She showed me a selection of her drawings.• a selection of songs from 'West Side Story'• Nine of those will be chosen in a state-wide primary election on March 12, the traditional date for delegate selection.• Check all functions are operating correctly by pressing each selection button in sequence then close the cabinet and wipe the exterior.• However, selection for opportunities outside affects what happens at school.• But we have now taught ourselves to see benefits to the organism as incidental, as far as natural selection is concerned.• For his first 11 major-league seasons, Dunston lived the charmed life as the Chicago Cubs shortstop and a two-time All-Star selection.• The most important thing is your firm knowledge that the selection is within your present range.• Customers are invited to view the selection at any time.• The selection of a politician as ambassador was highly controversial.• The restaurant offers a wide selection of local dishes.• The shop offers a wide selection of glasses frames to choose from.• A wonderful selection of cakes and pastries was displayed in the window.selection from• Whitney read a selection from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."wide selection• Instead the range will comprise a wide selection of components and fittings from which a design will be assembled.• To see a video, consumers would pick one from a wide selection and would be billed later.• Mrs Massey has a wide selection of machines and is very involved with machine knitting in Nottingham.• Most art shops offer a wide selection of mounting card in a variety of colours and thicknesses.• He played a wide selection of roles again.• Provide a wide selection, making sure there are lots of different colours, flavours and textures.From Longman Business Dictionaryselectionse‧lec‧tion /səˈlekʃən/ noun1[uncountable] the careful choice of a particular person or thing from a groupThe Health Authority is not involved in staff selection and recruitment.Our deputy manager can supply details of the job, including ourselection criteria (=things considered when choosing someone for a job).2[countable] something that has been chosen from a group of similar thingsOver the next year, you make four more selections from over 300 book titles.3[singular]COMMERCE a collection of goods of a particular type that are offered for saleThe company has carried out a major overhaul of its product selection based on consumer research.