Elective



[ih-lek-tiv] /ɪˈlɛk tɪv/

adjective
1.
pertaining to the principle of to an office, position, etc.
2.
chosen by , as an official.
3.
bestowed by or derived from , as an office.
4.
having the power or right of to office, as a body of persons.
5.
open to choice; optional; not required:
an elective subject in college; elective surgery.
6.
Chemistry. selecting for combination or action; tending to combine with certain substances in preference to others:
elective attraction.
noun
7.
an optional study; a course that a student may select from among alternatives.
/ɪˈlɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
of or based on selection by vote: elective procedure
2.
selected by vote: an elective official
3.
having the power to elect
4.
open to choice; optional: an elective course of study
noun
5.
an optional course or hospital placement undertaken by a medical student
adj.

early 15c., from Late Latin electivus, from electus, past participle of eligere (see election). In reference to school subjects studied at the student’s choice, first recorded 1847. As a noun, from 1701.

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