Choice meaning

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The act of choosing; selection.

It is time to make a choice between the candidates.

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The definition of choice is the act of making a selection or the person or thing which is selected.

An example of choice is someone deciding what to have for dinner.

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The right, power, or chance to choose; option.
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The right to terminate a pregnancy by induced abortion.
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A number or variety from which to choose.

A wide choice of styles and colors.

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An alternative.
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One that is chosen.

That vase on sale looks like an excellent choice.

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Of very fine quality.

Choice peaches.

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A person or thing chosen.
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Selected with care; well-chosen.

Choice phrases.

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Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
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The best or most preferable part.
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A variety from which to choose.
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Of special excellence; superior.
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Carefully chosen.
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Designating or of a grade of government-classified meat between prime and good.
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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 abcif errorlevel 3 goto thingcif errorlevel 2 goto thingb(do thing a here)goto end:thingb(do thing b here)goto end:thingc(do thing c here):endThe 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.
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An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.

Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?

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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.

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Anything that can be chosen.
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(usually with the) The best or most preferable part.
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Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination.
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Especially good or preferred.

It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there.

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(slang, New Zealand) Cool; excellent.

Choice! I'm going to the movies.

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The act of choosing; selection.
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A supply that is well chosen.
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of choice
  • Preferred above others of the same kind or set:.
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of choice
  • That is or are preferred.
    Medically the treatment of choice.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of choice

  • Middle English chois from Old French from choisir to choose from Vulgar Latin causīre of Germanic origin geus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary