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An example use of select in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… go into and self select into those that …”
Select means to choose from a group of things.
the word select occurs in english on average 23.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that select can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;