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English definition of “selective”
› intentionally choosing certain things or people, and not others: be selective about sth We need to be more selective about the people we hire.be selective in sth/doing sth Banks have become more selective in granting new loans.
› affecting or relating to some things or people, and not others: Higher costs will be offset by higher sales volumes and selective price increases. We aim to provide selective access to suppliers and customers through extranets. a selective approach
› involving the choice of the most suitable or best: We want to open more branches, make selective acquisitions, and extend our product range. Investments will be selective and disciplined. selectively adverb › The company has selectively cut back production of denim. selectivity noun [U] › The benefit to investors of venture capitalists derives from extreme selectivity in their choice of investments.