Selective definition

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Empowered or tending to select.
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(electronics) Able to reject frequencies other than the one selected or tuned.
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Of or characterized by selection.
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Of or characterized by selection; discriminating.
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The definition of selective is choosing carefully.

An example of something selective is a college that accepts only the top candidates.

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(radio) Excluding oscillations on all frequencies except the one desired.
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Having the power of selecting; tending to select.
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Tending to select carefully; fastidious; discriminating.
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Of or pertaining to the process of selection.
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(of a person) Choosy, fussy or discriminating when selecting.

He's very selective and spent hours in the store choosing a new shirt.

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(chiefly US, not comparable) Having the authority or capability to make a selection.

In the USA, military conscription is controlled by the Selective Service.

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