What does the word selection mean?

Usage examples for selection

  1. She read a whole page and then another page, and that was the end of the selection. – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  2. They believe, in short, that varieties can be improved by bud selection. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  3. The reaction against the selection system will probably not extend to Victoria because the quantity of land there is limited, and its character for the most part superior. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny