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elective

adjective uk   us   /ɪˈlek.tɪv/ formal
voted for or chosen: an elective office elective surgery

elective

noun [C] uk   us   /ɪˈlek.tɪv/
a subject that someone can choose to study as part of a course: During the MBA you will choose ten to twelve electives from a large and varied portfolio.
Translations of “elective”
in Chinese (Traditional) 選舉的, 由選舉産生的, 可以選擇的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选举的, 由选举产生的, 可以选择的…
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