Pronunciation: (si-lekt'), [key]
to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
to make a choice; pick.
1. chosen in preference to another or others; selected.
2. choice; of special value or excellence.
3. careful or fastidious in selecting; discriminating.
4. carefully or fastidiously chosen; exclusive: a select group of friends.
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