Definition of Selective

1. Adjective. Tending to select; characterized by careful choice. "An exceptionally quick and selective reader"

Similar to: Discriminating
Derivative terms: Select, Selectivity



2. Adjective. Characterized by very careful or fastidious selection. "The school was very selective in its admissions"
Similar to: Exclusive
Derivative terms: Select, Selectivity

Definition of Selective

1. a. Selecting; tending to select.

Definition of Selective

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the process of selection.(rfex) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a person) choosy, fussy or discriminating when selecting. ¹

3. Adjective. (chiefly US not comparable) Having the authority or capability to make a selection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Selective

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selective

selecting
selectins
selection
selection (genetics)
selection bias
selection cutting
selection pressure
selection rule
selection rules
selectional
selectionally
selectionist
selectionists
selections
selective (current term)
selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor
selective advantage
selective amnesia
selective angiography
selective breeding
selective compression
selective distortion
selective grinding
selective hypoaldosteronism
selective immunoglobulin A deficiency
selective information
selective inhibition
selective injection
selective jamming

Literary usage of Selective

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1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The selective character of conscious processes related to sensory impressions. ... By the time the mind receives a sensory impression the selective process ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The selective character of conscious processes related to sensory impressions. ... By the time the mind receives a sensory impression the selective process ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The selective character of conscious processes related to sensory impressions. ... By the time the mind receives a sensory impression the selective process ..."

4. Drug Abuse Prevention for At-Risk Groups by Karol L. Kumpfer (1997)
"Key Features of selective Prevention Programs selective prevention programs differ in ... However, the major determinant of whether a program is a selective ..."

5. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa[: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"All major industrialised countries used extended protection and other selective measures to promote industry, and to develop the institutions needed to ..."

6. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa[: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"selective INDUSTRIAL AND TRADE POLICIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL ISSUES Sanjaya Lall Introduction The present climate for ..."

7. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa[: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"All major industrialised countries used extended protection and other selective measures to promote industry, and to develop the institutions needed to ..."

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