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verb [with object]
carefully 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 products [no object]
) Biology (in terms of evolution) determine whether (a characteristic or organism) will survive:a phenotype can be selected against
use a mouse or keystrokes to mark (something) on a computer screen for a particular operation.
(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 operatives (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 audience