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lection (LEK-shuhn) noun

1. A version of a text in a particular copy or edition.

2. A portion of sacred literature to be read in a divine service. Also known as pericope.

[From Latin lection- (reading), stem of lectio, from lectus, past participle of legere (to read, choose, collect), ultimately from Indo-European root leg-. Other words derived from the same root are lexicon, lesson, lecture, legible, legal, select.]

"The site provides information about the history of anti-evolution efforts in Tennessee, a 'virtual information booth' with essays about evolution, the full text of Futuyma's keynote lection from the 1997 Darwin Day ..."
Rebecca Chasan; Fighting Back For Science; Bioscience (Washington, DC); Jan 1998.

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