selective meaning

  • Selective may refer to:
  • Selective Insurance, an American insurance company
  • Selective school, a school that admits students on the basis of some sort of selection criteria
  • Selective school (New South Wales)
FR sélective

    Definition of selective in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore selectiveSUPmost selectiveSUF-ive
    1. Of or relating to the process of selection.
      1. (biology) Of or relating to natural selection.
        1. selective pressure
      2. (of a person) choosy, fussy or discriminating when selecting.
        1. He's very selective and spent hours in the store choosing a new shirt.
      3. (chiefly US, not comparable) Having the authority or capability to make a selection.
        1. In the USA, military conscription is controlled by the Selective Service.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • While several classes of kinase inhibitors are highly selective (MEK, covalent modifying kinase inhibitors) many possess a vast polypharmacology across the kinome target-scape.
        • This method is selective for the establishment of essential reducing compounds, such as quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin, and the control of “fingerprint” parameters.
        • In our basis, we drove four selective radio frequency (rf) transitions between all four eigenstates
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
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      1. en selectively
      2. en selectiveness
      3. en selective fire
      4. en selectivenesses
      5. en selective school
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "selective" is an adjective.
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