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[Vocabulary] Choice or selection?

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May 23, 2010
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I would like to ask for an opinion of native speakers. I am in a process of creation of an application that allows a user to choose (or make a selection) from a predefined long list of options.

I need to find a name for the application - e.g. something like YourChoices or YourSelections. What sounds better or is linguistically more correct?

I found this so far:

A choice is what you make from an available selection.
A selection defines available choices.

A choice may be a personal selection without pressure
An option gives little choice between that which is offered

In other words - if you have some available choices or a selection, what you choose or select from it?

Thanks for an advice.


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Both suggest to me that they are the choices that the person has made and not the ones that are available to them. I would Options instead.
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