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deselect

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

to discharge (a trainee) from a program of training.

RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

desecrate, desecration, deseed, desegregate, desegregation, deselect, desensitization, desensitize, deseret, deserpidine, desert

Origin of deselect

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + select
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British Dictionary definitions for deselect

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
Derived Formsdeselection, noun
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