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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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selective

(sɪˈlɛktɪv)
adj
1. of or characterized by selection
2. tending to choose carefully or characterized by careful choice
3. (Electronics) electronics occurring at, operating at, or capable of separating out a particular frequency or band of frequencies
seˈlectively adv
seˈlectiveness n
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se•lec•tive

(sɪˈlɛk tɪv)

adj.
1. having the function or power of selecting.
2. characterized by careful selection.
3. of or pertaining to selection.
[1615–25]
se•lec′tive•ly, adv.
se•lec′tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.selective - tending to select; characterized by careful choice; "an exceptionally quick and selective reader"- John Mason Brown
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
2.selective - characterized by very careful or fastidious selection; "the school was very selective in its admissions"
exclusive - excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority; "exclusive clubs"; "an exclusive restaurants and shops"
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selective

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selective

adjective
Able to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
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Translations
إنْتِقائي
vybíravý
selektiv
izbirljivprobirljiv
valvís; sem er gjarn á/fær aî velja

selective

[sɪˈlektɪv] ADJselectivo
one has to be selectivehay que escoger
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selective

[sɪˈlɛktɪv] adj
[system] → sélectif/ive; [school] → sélectif/ive
selective strike → grève partielle selective breeding, selective memory
[person] → sélectif/ive
to be selective in sth → être sélectif/ive dans qchselective breeding nélevage m de sélection
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selective

adj
wählerisch; readerkritisch, anspruchsvoll; selective examinationAuslese- or Auswahlprüfung f; selective processAuslese- or Auswahlverfahren nt; to be selective in somethingin etw (dat)wählerisch sein; he was very selective in buying shoeser war beim Schuhkauf sehr wählerisch; we can’t treat everything, we have to be selectivewir können nicht alles abhandeln, wir müssen eine Auswahl treffen or selektiv vorgehen or (choose carefully) → wählerisch sein; a more selective approach to the available material …wenn Sie aus dem vorhandenen Material etwas kritischer auswählen würden; a very selective admission procedureein stark aussiebendes Aufnahmeverfahren; the computer program has to be made more selectiveman sollte mehr Wahlmöglichkeiten in das Computerprogramm einbauen; selective schoolEliteschule f; selective entry (Brit Sch) selective admission (US Sch) → selektives Aufnahmeverfahren; selective breeding (Agr) → selektive Züchtung, Zuchtwahl f; selective strike (Mil) → gezielter Angriff; (Ind) → Schwerpunktstreik m
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selective

[sɪˈlɛktɪv] adj (gen) → selettivo/a
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select

(səˈlekt) verb
to choose or pick from among a number. She selected a blue dress from the wardrobe; You have been selected to represent us on the committee.
adjective
1. picked or chosen carefully. A select group of friends was invited.
2. intended only for carefully chosen (usually rich or upper-class) people. That school is very select.
seˈlection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act or process of selecting or being selected. a selection of boys for the choir; (also adjective) a selection committee.
2. a collection or group of things that have been selected. a selection of verses/fruit.
seˈlective (-tiv) adjective
having the power of choice and using it, especially carefully. She is very selective about clothes.
selˈlectively adverb
seˈlectiveness noun
seˈlector noun
a person who chooses, especially athletes, a team etc. The selectors have announced the cricket team to meet Australia.
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selective

adj selectivo
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She looked at him with a certain amount of still surprise, a look which he returned just as steadfastly, because even in those few seconds he was conscious of that strange selective interest, certainly unaccounted for by his own impressions of her appearance.
We improve our favourite plants and animals --and how few they are--gradually by selective breeding; now a new and better peach, now a seedless grape, now a sweeter and larger flower, now a more convenient breed of cattle.
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The fascinating thing about the data is that despite all of those roadblocks and barriers, there are still 341,000 black and Latino students who score above average on the SAT Yet only 65,000 enroll in a selective college.
Muscat : A selective tax that will be levied on tobacco, pork meat, energy drinks and soft drinks will come into force on 15 June.
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There is fierce competition for admission to the country's most selective institutions of higher education.
The 'selective tax' - or sin tax, will be enforced in 90-days time after His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said issued a Royal Decree that approves the new levy.
Summary: The 'selective tax' -- or sin tax, will be enforced in 90-days time