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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adj [office] → électif/ive; [committee] → électif/ive
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
elective[ɪˈlɛktɪv] adj → elettivo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. electivo-a, elegido-a;
___ surgery → cirugía ___, planeada;
___ therapy → terapia ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
electiveadj (surg) programado, electivo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.