Associations to the word «Selective»


SELECTIVE, adjective. Of or pertaining to the process of selection.
SELECTIVE, adjective. (of a person) choosy, fussy or discriminating when selecting.
SELECTIVE, adjective. (chiefly US) (not comparable) Having the authority or capability to make a selection.
SELECTIVE ADVANTAGE, noun. (biology) The characteristic of an organism that enables it to survive and reproduce better than other organisms in a population in a given environment; the basis for evolution by natural selection.
SELECTIVE BREEDING, noun. The practice of breeding the best specimens of a given organism to encourage certain features.
SELECTIVE COMPRESSION, noun. A process in modelbuilding, in which bulky and/or repetitious elements of the prototype being modeled are omitted, in order to capture the important details in a smaller-than-scale model.
SELECTIVE DISTORTION, noun. The tendency of people to interpret information in a way that will support what they already believe
SELECTIVE FIRE, noun. (firearms) The ability to choose whether a weapon fires automatically or semi-automatically.
SELECTIVE MUTISM, noun. (clinical psychology) (special education) Inability to speak or communicate orally in certain social settings.
SELECTIVE MUTISMS, noun. Plural of selective mutism
SELECTIVE SCHOOL, noun.  (education) A school that admits students on the basis of their academic achievements.
SELECTIVE SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of selective school
SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR, noun. (pharmacology) Any of a class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin in the central nervous system and are often used to treat certain mental illnesses, such as depression.
SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS, noun. Plural of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
SELECTIVE YELLOW, noun. A standardized colour for automotive lamps, intended to improve vision by removing blue wavelengths from the projected light.

Dictionary definition

SELECTIVE, adjective. Tending to select; characterized by careful choice; "an exceptionally quick and selective reader"- John Mason Brown.
SELECTIVE, adjective. Characterized by very careful or fastidious selection; "the school was very selective in its admissions".

Wise words

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William Shakespeare