excerpt vs selection what difference

what is difference between excerpt and selection

English

Etymology

From Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere (to pick out), from ex (out) + carpere (to pick, pluck)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɡzɜ(ɹ)(p)t/, /ɛɡˈzɜ(ɹ)(p)t/, /ɛkˈsɜ(ɹ)(p)t/, /ˈɛksɜ(ɹ)(p)t/

Noun

excerpt (plural excerpts)

  1. A clip, snippet, passage or extract from a larger work such as a news article, a film, or a literary composition.

Translations

Verb

excerpt (third-person singular simple present excerpts, present participle excerpting, simple past and past participle excerpted)

  1. (transitive) To select or copy sample material (excerpts) from a work.
    • 1655, Thomas Fuller, The History of Waltham Abbey
      out of which we have excerpted the following remarkable particulars

Translations

Further reading

  • excerpt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • excerpt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology

From Latin sēlēctiō (the act of choosing out, selection), from sēlēctus, perfect passive participle of sēligō (choose out, select), from sē- (apart) + legō (gather, select).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /səˈlɛkʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən

Noun

selection (countable and uncountable, plural selections)

  1. The process or act of selecting.
    The large number of good candidates made selection difficult.
  2. Something selected.
    My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.
  3. A variety of items taken from a larger collection.
    I’ve brought a selection of fine cheeses to go with your wine.
  4. A musical piece.
    For my next selection, I’ll play Happy Birthday in F-sharp minor.
  5. (databases) A set of data obtained from a database using a query.
  6. (linguistics) The ability of predicates to determine the semantic content of their arguments. Wp
  7. (programming) A list of items on which user operations will take place. Wp
  8. (algebra) A unary operation that denotes a subset of a relation.
  9. (historical) The free selection before survey of crown land in some Australian colonies under land legislation introduced in the 1860s. Wp
  10. (biology) The stage of a genetic algorithm in which individual genomes are chosen from a population for later breeding. Wp
  11. (biology) Ellipsis of natural selection

Synonyms

  • choice
  • (musical piece): number
  • (something selected): option
  • (musical piece): piece
  • (variety from larger collection): subset

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • selection in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • selection in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • elections, selenotic, telesonic

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