- 1Carefully choose as being the best or most suitable: students must select their own program [with object and infinitive]: he has been selected to take part [no object]: you can select from a range of quality productsMore example sentences
- Potential students select from available programs, typically within their own cities or states.
- Young teachers felt proud to be appointed and we could select from the best available.
- Two terms of elective subjects follow in which students may select from a wide variety of courses.
- 1.1 [no object] (select for/against) Biology (In terms of evolution) determine whether (a characteristic or organism) will survive: a phenotype can be selected againstMore example sentences
- As in life, evolution selects for maximal ability to reproduce.
- Changes that impair performance of the proper function sufficiently to have fitness consequences for the organism will be selected against.
- Perhaps the possibility should be considered that evolution selects for beings that imagine their own species exempt from natural selection and possible extinction.
- 1.2Use a mouse or keystrokes to mark (something) on a computer screen for a particular operation.More example sentences
- Use the pull down menu to select the type of screen saver you want to use.
- At the next screen you can select the VPN option and then give it a meaningful name at the screen after that.
- After you select the database, a screen similar to the one shown in Figure 2 appears.
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- 1(Of a group of people or things) carefully chosen from a larger number as being the best or most valuable: he joined his select team of young Intelligence operativesMore example sentences
- Karate is no longer just a pastime for a select few, as young and old discover the discipline of martial arts.
- Then again, it would benefit the union if every team, not just a select few, could bid for players.
- Some of Australia's most successful young leaders apply for the fellowship, but only a select few are accepted.
- 1.1(Of a place or group of people) only used by or consisting of a wealthy or sophisticated elite; exclusive: the opera was seen by a small and highly select audienceMore example sentences
exclusive, elite, favored, privileged; wealthy• informal posh
- However, she warned that removing money from a select group of wealthy schools was unlikely to solve the problem.
- There are more select areas of Swindon where they pay nothing at all.
- Aside from its internet offering, the company plans to become a big player in a select area of London.
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- The system uses six light-emitting diodes that are selectable in order from green, blue, purple, white, orange and red.
- Consider selectable 4WD if you trek to the mountains often.
- Proximity alerts are pilot selectable at 60, 90 and 120 seconds.
mid 16th century: from Latin select- 'chosen', from the verb seligere, from se- 'apart' + legere 'choose'.