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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
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