A man trying to make the choice between an apple or a dessert.
An example of choice is someone deciding what to have for dinner.
- the act of choosing; selection
- the right, power, or chance to choose; option
- a person or thing chosen
- the best or most preferable part
- a variety from which to choose
- a supply that is well chosen
- an alternative
Origin of choiceMiddle English and amp; Old French chois ; from choisir, to choose ; from Gothic kausjan, to taste, test: see choose
- of special excellence; superior
- carefully chosen
- designating or of a grade of government-classified meat between prime and good
- The act of choosing; selection: It is time to make a choice between the candidates.
- a. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option: The teacher gave me the choice between taking an exam and writing a paper.b. An alternative: With no money, he had no choice but to walk home.
- One that is chosen: That vase on sale looks like an excellent choice.
- A number or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of styles and colors.
- The right to terminate a pregnancy by induced abortion.
- Of very fine quality: choice peaches.
- Selected with care; well-chosen: choice phrases.
- Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
Origin of choiceMiddle English chois, from Old French, from choisir, to choose, from Vulgar Latin *causīre, of Germanic origin; see geus- in Indo-European roots.
- An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
- Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?
- One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.
- The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert.
- Anything that can be chosen.
- (usually with the) The best or most preferable part.
- Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination.
(comparative choicer or more choice, superlative choicest or most choice)
Middle English chois, from Old French chois (“choice”), from choisir (“to choose, perceive”), possibly via assumed Vulgar Latin *causīre (“to choose”) from Gothic * (*kausjan, “to make a choice, taste, test, choose”), from Proto-Germanic *kauzijaną, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną (“to choose”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (“to choose”). Akin to Old High German kiosan (“to choose”), Old English ċēosan (“to choose”), Old Norse kjósa (“to choose”). More at choose.
choice - Computer Definition
A Windows command that allows a batch file to include multiple tasks and lets the user choose which one to perform. Choice accepts a single character as input. The syntax varies between Windows versions; however, the following three-character example works in Windows Vista, 7 and 8. See batch file abc's. @echo off choice /c abc if errorlevel 3 goto thingc if errorlevel 2 goto thingb (do thing a here) goto end :thingb (do thing b here) goto end :thingc (do thing c here) :end The allowable characters follow the /c, and the example above prompts the user with [A, B, C]?. If any other character is entered, the computer beeps. The input character is stored as an error level: "a" becomes error level 1; "b" is 2 and "c" is 3.