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self-selection Syllabification: self-se·lec·tion

Definition of self-selection in English:


The action of putting oneself forward for something.
Example sentences
  • We offer self-selection as the likely culprit.
  • Your methodology should have taken self-selection into consideration.
  • In particular, we estimate the effect of herbicide-tolerant soybeans on herbicide use, crop yields, and farm profits using an econometric model that corrects for self-selection and simultaneity.


Example sentences
  • The answer is here, though some of us ‘in the business’ might get a little bit sniffy at the idea of a human sample group that is not only partly self-selecting, but includes people who've paid to be experimental subjects.
  • Wouldn't you rather have a self-selecting bunch of music industry ‘experts’ censor your music for you rather than have the government do it?
  • For all our programs, rhetoric and efforts, the university crowd is still a pretty self-selecting one.
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