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  1. se·lect
    IPA[səˈlekt]
  2. verb

    • 1. carefully choose as being the best or most suitable:

      he has been selected to take part you can select from a range of quality products students must select their own program
    • 2. (in terms of evolution) determine whether (a characteristic or organism) will survive:

      a phenotype can be selected against
    • 3. mark (an option or section of text) on an electronic interface for a particular operation:

      click Tools on the menu bar and select Settings

    adjective

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: select, 3rd person present: selects, gerund or present participle: selecting, past tense: selected, past participle: selected

    • verb

      carefully choose as being the best or most suitable:

      (in terms of evolution) determine whether (a characteristic or organism) will survive:

    • adjective

      (of a group of people or things) carefully chosen from a larger number as being the best or most valuable:

      (of a place or group of people) only used by or consisting of a wealthy or sophisticated elite; exclusive:

    • verb

      choose for oneself:

      determine one's own status with regard to membership in a group:

    • adjective

      allowing users to select:
    • noun

      a small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose:
    • verb

      choose for oneself:

      determine one's own status with regard to membership in a group:

    • adjective

      allowing users to select:
    • verb

      acquire (freehold land) on favourable terms in order to farm it:
    • noun

      a small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose:
    • adjective

      choosing for oneself or autonomously:
    • adjective

      choosing for oneself or autonomously:
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