what is difference between excerption and selection
- IPA(key): /ɪkˈsɜː(ɹ)pʃən/
excerption (countable and uncountable, plural excerptions)
- The act of excerpting or selecting.
- That which is selected or gleaned; an extract.
- his excerptions out of Fathers
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”).
- IPA(key): /səˈlɛkʃən/
- Rhymes: -ɛkʃən
selection (countable and uncountable, plural selections)
- The process or act of selecting.
- The large number of good candidates made selection difficult.
- Something selected.
- My final selection was a 1934 Chateau Lafitte.
- A variety of items taken from a larger collection.
- I’ve brought a selection of fine cheeses to go with your wine.
- A musical piece.
- For my next selection, I’ll play Happy Birthday in F-sharp minor.
- (databases) A set of data obtained from a database using a query.
- (linguistics) The ability of predicates to determine the semantic content of their arguments. Wp
- (programming) A list of items on which user operations will take place. Wp
- (algebra) A unary operation that denotes a subset of a relation.
- (historical) The free selection before survey of crown land in some Australian colonies under land legislation introduced in the 1860s. Wp
- (biology) The stage of a genetic algorithm in which individual genomes are chosen from a population for later breeding. Wp
- (biology) Ellipsis of natural selection
- (musical piece): number
- (something selected): option
- (musical piece): piece
- (variety from larger collection): subset
- selection in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- selection in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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