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deselect

[dee-si-lekt] /ˌdi sɪˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to discharge (a trainee) from a program of training.
Origin of deselect
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; de- + select
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British Dictionary definitions for deselect

deselect

/ˌdiːsɪˈlɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(Brit, politics) (of a constituency organization) to refuse to select (an existing MP) for re-election
2.
(US) to discharge (a trainee) during the period of training
3.
(computing) to cancel (a highlighted selection of data) on a computer screen
4.
(computing) to remove (the check mark) at an option in a dialogue box
Derived Forms
deselection, noun
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Contemporary definitions for deselect
verb

to let an employee go; dehire, dismiss, reject

Word Origin

de- + select

Usage Note

euphemism

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