General English


  • noun the process of identifying plants or animals with desirable characteristics such as high yield or disease resistance as part of the activity of breeding new varieties
  • noun an individual chosen from a group in a breeding programme on the basis of distinctive characteristics


  • noun a choice of something such as a particular instrument or system setting

Human Resources

  • noun the process of choosing someone for a job

Information & Library Science

  • noun a range of products and services available and chosen


  • noun an act of choosing one person, thing or group, but not others


  • noun the process by which an athlete is chosen for a team of competition


  • (written as Selection)
    used on labels of German wine to indicate a dry white wine (unless made from Riesling grapes) from a single vineyard and made with a traditional grape variety of the region.