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verb (used with object)
  1. to discharge (a trainee) from a program of training.
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Origin of deselect

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + select
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Related Words for deselect

oust, suspend, fire, recall, retire, terminate, sack, depose, impeach, discharge, disqualify, furlough, bump, cashier, drop, boot, displace, bounce, depone, can

British Dictionary definitions for deselect


verb (tr)
  1. British 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
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Derived Formsdeselection, noun
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