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1. Of or relating to a selection by vote.
2. Filled or obtained by election: elective office.
3. Having the power or authority to elect; electoral.
4. Permitting or involving a choice; optional: elective surgery.
An optional academic course or subject.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or based on selection by vote: elective procedure.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) selected by vote: an elective official.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) having the power to elect
4. (Education) open to choice; optional: an elective course of study.
(Education) an optional course or hospital placement undertaken by a medical student
electivity, eˈlectiveness n
1. derived from the principle of electing to an office, position, etc.
2. chosen by election, as an official.
3. empowered to elect a candidate, as a body of persons.
4. open to choice; optional: elective surgery.n.
5. a course that a student may select from among alternatives.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin]
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|Noun||1.||elective - a course that the student can select from among alternatives|
|Adj.||1.||elective - subject to popular election; "elective official"|
|2.||elective - not compulsory; "elective surgery"; "an elective course of study"|
optional - possible but not necessary; left to personal choice
democracy → mit Wahlen; elective assembly → Wahlversammlung f; elective dictatorship → gewählte Diktatur; elective office/post Amt, das/Posten, der durch Wahl besetzt wird; he has never won/held elective office → er ist noch nie zu einem Amt gewählt worden
n (US: Sch, Univ) → Wahlfach nt
elective[ɪˈlɛktɪv] adj → elettivo/a
a. electivo-a, elegido-a;
___ surgery → cirugía ___, planeada;
___ therapy → terapia ___.