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e·lec·tive

 (ĭ-lĕk′tĭv)
adj.
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.
n.
An optional academic course or subject.

e·lec′tive·ly adv.
e·lec′tive·ness n.

elective

(ɪˈlɛktɪv)
adj
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.
n
(Education) an optional course or hospital placement undertaken by a medical student
eˈlectively adv
electivity, eˈlectiveness n

e•lec•tive

(ɪˈlɛk tɪv)

adj.
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]
e•lec′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elective - a course that the student can select from among alternatives
course, course of instruction, course of study, class - education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
Adj.1.elective - subject to popular election; "elective official"
appointed, appointive - subject to appointment
2.elective - not compulsory; "elective surgery"; "an elective course of study"
optional - possible but not necessary; left to personal choice

elective

adjective
Not compulsory or automatic:
Translations
äänestysvaalivalinnainen
választott

elective

[ɪˈlektɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (Univ) [course] → optativo, opcional; [assembly] → electivo
2. [surgery] → optativo
B. N (US) (Scol) → asignatura f optativa, optativa f

elective

[ɪˈlɛktɪv]
adj [office] → électif/ive; [committee] → électif/ive
n (US) (= option) → cours m facultatifelective surgery nchirurgie f non urgente

elective

adj
democracymit Wahlen; elective assemblyWahlversammlung f; elective dictatorshipgewählte Diktatur; elective office/post Amt, das/Posten, der durch Wahl besetzt wird; he has never won/held elective officeer ist noch nie zu einem Amt gewählt worden
(Med) surgerynicht unbedingt notwendig; abortionnicht medizinisch indiziert
(US: Sch, Univ: = optional) coursewahlfrei; elective subjectWahlfach nt
n (US: Sch, Univ) → Wahlfach nt

elective

[ɪˈlɛktɪv] adjelettivo/a

elective

a. electivo-a, elegido-a;
___ surgerycirugía ___, planeada;
___ therapyterapia ___.

elective

adj (surg) programado, electivo
References in classic literature ?
which is nothing more than an elective tyranny; and its difference from that which is to be found amongst the barbarians consists not in its' not being according to law, but only in its not being according to the ancient customs of the country.
The second, that of the barbarians; which is an hereditary despotic government regulated by laws: the third is that which they call aesumnetic, which is an elective tyranny.
Thinking it might possibly be in the enjoyment of the elective franchise, he gave it a cordial and earnest grasp.
A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective.
His idea was a republic, with- out privileged orders, but with a hereditary royal family at the head of it instead of an elective chief magistrate.
The foundation of the original government of Rome was laid by Romulus, and the work completed by two of his elective successors, Numa and Tullius Hostilius.
I do not care to think of it; but it was elective, for the threatened blow did not descend.
At last it seemed settled that the rightful distinction was that the proprietors should have more elective franchise than non-proprietors, on the Spartan principle of "calling that which is just, equal; not that which is equal, just.
Has the naturalist or chemist learned his craft, who has explored the gravity of atoms and the elective affinities, who has not yet discerned the deeper law whereof this is only a partial or approximate statement, namely that like draws to like, and that the goods which belong to you gravitate to you and need not be pursued with pains and cost?
We have all heard of King Log; but, in these jostling times, one of that royal kindred will hardly win the race for an elective chief-magistracy.
Again, if this elective body, changing from time to time according to the needs and ideas of those whom it represents, should refuse obedience to a bad law in the name of the people, well and good.
The salon d'Esgrignon represented the upper aristocracy (the returning Troisvilles attached themselves to it); the Cormon salon represented, under the clever influence of du Bousquier, that fatal class of opinions which, without being truly liberal or resolutely royalist, gave birth to the 221 on that famous day when the struggle openly began between the most august, grandest, and only true power, ROYALTY, and the most false, most changeful, most oppressive of all powers,--the power called PARLIAMENTARY, which elective assemblies exercise.