Elective definitions

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Of or relating to a selection by vote.
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Filled or obtained by election.

Elective office.

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Having the power or authority to elect; electoral.
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Permitting or involving a choice; optional.

Elective surgery.

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An optional academic course or subject.
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Of or based on election.
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Having the power to choose.
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That may be chosen but is not required; optional.
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Having or referring to a tendency to attract or combine with certain substances in preference to others.
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Filled by election.

An elective office.

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Chosen by election; elected.
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An optional course or subject in a school or college curriculum.
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Of, or pertaining to voting or elections.
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That involves a choice between options; optional or discretionary.

My insurance wouldn't pay for the operation because it was elective surgery.

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Something that is option or that may be elected, especially a course of tertiary study.
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