Translation of "selective" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /sɪˈlek.tɪv/ us

A intentionally choosing some things and not others

As a teacher she was very selective, accepting only a small number of exceptionally gifted pupils.
He seemed to have a very selective recall of past events.
selectively adverb uk /-li/ us
selectivity noun [ no plural ] uk /ˌsɪl.ekˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ us /səˌlekˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ also selectiveness uk /-nəs/ us

(Translation of “selective” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)