Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[si-lek-tiv] /sɪˈlɛk tɪv/

having the function or power of ; making a .
characterized by , especially fastidious .
of or relating to .
Electricity, Radio. having good .
(of a school, education system, etc) admitting all pupils regardless of ability; inclusive
of or characterized by selection
tending to choose carefully or characterized by careful choice
(electronics) occurring at, operating at, or capable of separating out a particular frequency or band of frequencies

1620s; see select (adj.) + -ive. Related: Selectively; selectiveness. Selective service is from 1917, American English.


Read Also:

  • Nonself

    [non-self] /nɒnˈsɛlf/ noun, Immunology. 1. any antigen-bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body’s immune system (distinguished from ). nonself non·self (nŏn-sělf’) n. That which the immune system identifies as foreign to the body.

  • Nonself-antigen

    [non-self-an-ti-juh n, -jen] /nɒnˈsɛlfˌæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun, Immunology. 1. any of the antigens present in an individual that originate outside the body (contrasted with ).

  • Non-self-governing

    [self-guhv-ernd, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərnd, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. governed by itself or having self-government, as a state or community; independent. 2. self-regulating; self-determining. 3. exercising self-restraint or self-control.

  • Nonsemantic

    [si-man-tik] /sɪˈmæn tɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols: semantic change; semantic confusion. 2. of or relating to . /sɪˈmæntɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to meaning or arising from distinctions between the meanings of different words or symbols 2. of or relating to semantics […]

Disclaimer: Nonselective definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.