[ dee-si-lekt ]
/ ˌdi sɪˈlɛkt /
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verb (used with object)

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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British Dictionary definitions for deselect

/ (ˌdiːsɪˈlɛkt) /

verb (tr)

British politics (of a constituency organization) to refuse to select (an existing MP) for re-election
US to discharge (a trainee) during the period of training
computing to cancel (a highlighted selection of data) on a computer screen
computing to remove (the check mark) at an option in a dialogue box
deselection, noun
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