What is choice?

  • (adj): Appealing to refined taste.
    Example: "Choice wine"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Choice

Choice consists of the mental process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one or more of them. While a choice can be made between imagined options ("what would I do if ...?"), often a choice is made between real options and followed by the corresponding action. For example, a route for a journey is chosen based on the preference of arriving at a given destination as soon as possible. The preferred (and therefore chosen) route is then derived from information about how long each of the possible routes take. This can be done by a route planner. If the preference is more complex, such as involving the scenery of the route, cognition and feeling are more intertwined, and the choice is less easy to delegate to a computer program or assistant.

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... Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives Won Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Performance Male Nominated Choice ...
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... The sign choice for time in frames of reference and proper time + for future and − for past is universally accepted ... The choice of in the Dirac equation ... the imaginary part of permittivity (in fact dictated by the choice of sign for time-dependence) The signs of distances and radii of curvature of optical surfaces in optics The ...
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... Former brands associated with Fred Meyer were My-Te-Fine, President's Choice, Fred Bear, F ... Meyer First Choice, Personal Choice, and Perfect Choice ...
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... Year Group Award Result Title 2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star - Female Nominated One Tree Hill Choice TV Actress Drama/Action/Adventure Nominated 2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV ...
Trilemma
... A trilemma is a difficult choice from three options, each of which is (or appears) unacceptable or unfavourable ... equivalent ways in which to express a trilemma it can be expressed as a choice among three unfavourable options, one of which must be chosen, or as a choice among three favourable options, only two of ... term derives from the much older term dilemma, a choice between two or more difficult or unfavourable alternatives ...

More definitions of "choice":

  • (noun): The act of choosing or selecting.
    Example: "Your choice of colors was unfortunate"
    Synonyms: selection, option, pick
  • (noun): The person or thing chosen or selected.
    Synonyms: pick, selection
  • (noun): One of a number of things from which only one can be chosen.
    Example: "My only choice is to refuse"
    Synonyms: option, alternative

Famous quotes containing the word choice:

    Sleeping in a bed—it is, apparently, of immense importance. Against those who sleep, from choice or necessity, elsewhere society feels righteously hostile. It is not done. It is disorderly, anarchical.
    Rose Macaulay (1881–1958)

    Holofernes. He is too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd as it were, too peregrinate as I may call it.
    Sir Nathaniel. A most singular and choice epithet.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    We human beings do have some genuine freedom of choice and therefore some effective control over our own destinies. I am not a determinist. But I also believe that the decisive choice is seldom the latest choice in the series. More often than not, it will turn out to be some choice made relatively far back in the past.
    —A.J. (Arnold Joseph)