excerption vs selection what difference

what is difference between excerption and selection

English

Etymology

Latin excerptio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsɜː(ɹ)pʃən/

Noun

excerption (countable and uncountable, plural excerptions)

  1. The act of excerpting or selecting.
  2. That which is selected or gleaned; an extract.
    • his excerptions out of Fathers



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

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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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