The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference.
- The act or an instance of selecting or the fact of having been selected.
- One that is selected.
- A carefully chosen or representative collection of people or things. See Synonyms at choice.
- A literary or musical text chosen for reading or performance.
- Biology A natural or artificial process that favors or induces survival and perpetuation of one kind of organism over others that die or fail to produce offspring.