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select

[si′lekt]
(computer science)
To choose a needed subroutine from a file of subroutines.
To take one alternative if the report on a condition is of one state, and another alternative if the report on the condition is of another state.
To pull from a mass of data certain items that require special attention; selection of individual cards is accomplished automatically by either the sorter or collator, according to the type of selection.
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Recently, the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), a mega-trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of selenium in preventing prostate cancer, was prematurely stopped by the data and safety monitoring committee because of lack of benefit on the primary end point and the possibility of an increased risk of diabetes in the selenium-only arm (Lippman et al.
However, the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), a $118-million clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate whether the supplement could help prevent prostate cancer, showed different results.
This study - the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) - was conducted by the American Medical Association.