choice meaning

EN[tʃɔɪs] [-ɔɪs]
  • Choice involves mentally making a decision: judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one or more of them. One can make a choice between imagined options ("what would I do if ...
  • Simple choices might include what to eat for dinner or what to wear on a Saturday morning - choices that have relatively low-impact on the chooser's life overall.
  • Most people regard having choices as a good thing, though a severely limited or artificially restricted choice can lead to discomfort with choosing, and possibly an unsatisfactory outcome.

    Definition of choice in English Dictionary

  • NounPLchoicesSUF-ice
    1. An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
      1. Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.
    2. One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.
      1. The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert.
    3. Anything that can be chosen.
      1. You have three choices: vanilla, strawberry or chocolate ‎
    4. (usually with the) The best or most preferable part.
      1. Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination.
        1. OBS A sufficient number to choose among.
        2. AdjectiveCOMchoicerCOMmore choiceSUPchoicestSUPmost choice
          1. Especially good or preferred.
            1. It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there.
          2. SLA (New Zealand) Cool; excellent.
            1. Choice! I'm going to the movies.
          3. OBS Careful in choosing; discriminating.
          4. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • As things turned out, all the enemy missiles were destroyed in flight -- two were hit very early after launch by an airborne laser system -- and a Sophie's choice was averted."
              • He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree.
              • The difficult choice of "not doing": Comment on "Quaternary prevention, an answer of family doctors to overmedicalization".
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • This is often an awkward moment, even for the veteran shulgoer; how much the more so for a new visitor, a non-Jew, or a recent Jew by choice.
              • These revelations, however, soon distort God's revelation and immanentize it through a political choice.
              • The fuck-boy is not really gay. But he's powerless and so has no choice.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
              Related Links:
              1. en choicer
              2. en choices
              3. en choicest
              4. en choicely
              5. en choiceful
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of choice for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "choice" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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