Many algorithms include a step such as "select the largest number from a given numeric array", or "select the leftmost point from a given set of points", etc. In many cases, it is possible that the set contains more than one largest/leftmost element, and in this case, it irrelevant which largest element to choose.
My question is: when I describe an algorithm in a CS paper, is there a concise way to say: "Select the largest element from set X, and if there is more than one largest elements, select one of them arbitrarily"? Currently this sentence appears many times and makes my algorithms look unneccessarily cumbersome.
I thought of writing: "Select a largest element from set X" or "select one leftmost point from set X". Is this clear enough?