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adjective [not gradable]  /səˈlek·tɪv/ us  
careful in choosing: The school is very selective and accepts only those students who are extremely motivated.
adverb /səˈlek·tɪv·li/
Purebred dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years in some cases.
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