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se·lec·tive

 (sĭ-lĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or characterized by selection; discriminating.
2. Empowered or tending to select.
3. Electronics Able to reject frequencies other than the one selected or tuned.

se·lec′tive·ly adv.
se·lec′tive·ness, se·lec′tiv′i·ty n.
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selectivity

(sɪˌlɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ)
n
1. the state or quality of being selective
2. (Telecommunications) the degree to which a radio receiver or other circuit can respond to and separate the frequency of a desired signal from other frequencies by tuning
3. (Social Welfare) the principle that welfare services should go only to those whose need is greatest, as revealed by needs tests, means tests, etc
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se•lec•tiv•i•ty

(sɪ lɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌsi lɛk-)

n.
1. the state or quality of being selective.
2. the degree to which an electronic circuit or instrument can distinguish particular frequencies.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.selectivity - the property of being selective
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
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selectivity

noun
The ability to distinguish, especially to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
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Translations

selectivity

[sɪlekˈtɪvɪtɪ] Nselectividad f
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selectivity

n
Selektivität f; (of reader, buyer)kritisches Auswählen; his collection shows great selectivityseine Sammlung ist mit viel Sorgfalt ausgewählt; to move toward(s) greater selectivityein kritischeres Bewusstsein entwickeln; to show selectivity in one’s tasteeinen anspruchsvollen Geschmack haben; it diminishes the degree of selectivityes verringert die (Aus)wahlmöglichkeiten pl
(of radio)Trennschärfe f, → Selektivität f
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selectivity

[ˌsɪlɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ] nselettività
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