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Choice/Choose. (Which is in fact the keyword some languages have used for this operation.)
I'd just call them decision-junctions, that metaphor should convey the meaning to non-programmers. Also consider,: Junctions, road forks, choice forks, forks, etc.
I think the important thing to communicate here is that there are multiple branches (unlike most other rules that are yes/no true/false). I would call it something like multi-value switch or multi-value branch. I don't know what your exact use case is, but the system you describe sounds pretty complicated, requiring some learning on the users's part. So, ...
All in all checkboxes are preferable but we shouldn't loose track of times when they are useful. Sometimes users - especially in expert scenarios simply need a DONE/NOT DONE indicator or APPROVE/NOT APPROVE indicator. I'm including a graphic below (I removed all incriminating and sensitive information:) Don't mind the "lock", the "envelope" and the red ...
I'm trying to sort out this exact issue right now. For me it's about what selecting the option "means". For instance, I'm currently developing some control interfaces; one of them selects which "devices" will be used on a certain schedule, with sub-controls for how long they'll be used and a few other things, another control interface selects on what ...
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