Synonyms for selection

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What points should be considered in the selection of desserts?

However, when this is done, care should be taken in the selection.

(a) Why should care be exercised in the selection of foods to be canned?

What may be said of the selection of a pan for cooking candy?

(b) What factors should be considered in the selection of cereals?

We have already observed that the selection of this name was judicious in more than one relation.

It is not to be supposed that the selection cost her one moment's hesitation.

It can only be maintained by the rigid continuance of the selection.

For the selection of that spot she gave a particular reason.

Is it satisfactorily proved, in fact, that species may be originated by selection?

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "act of selecting," from Latin selectionem (nominative selectio) "a choosing out, choice, selection," noun of action from past participle stem of seligere (see select (adj.)). Meaning "thing selected" is from 1805. Biological sense is from 1837; applied to actions of breeders (methodical selection), hence its use by Darwin (natural selection; 1857). French sélection is a 19c. borrowing from English.

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