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- noun literally A
menufor the selections available at a restaurantserving Chinese food.
- noun A set of choices from which the user or customer makes multiple selections, specifically one or more choice from each of two or more distinct categories.
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The origin of the second sense is from the practice of some Chinese restaurants which — for a fixed price — instruct the customer to make selections such as "one from Column A, two from Column B, one from Column C", where the columns may contain, for example, a selection of soups, appetizers, and entrees.
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