Part of speech: noun

The act of selecting; choice; anything selected; a collection.

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Usage examples "selection":

  1. She read a whole page and then another page, and that was the end of the selection. - "Understood Betsy", Dorothy Canfield.
  2. They believe, in short, that varieties can be improved by bud selection. - "Manual of American Grape-Growing", 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", R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny.