elective Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “elective” in the English Dictionary

"elective" in British English

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

electivenoun [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 ​variedportfolio.
(Definition of elective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elective" in American English

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electiveadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˈlek·tɪv/
chosen or ​decided by ​voting: an elective ​office Elective also ​meanschosen but not ​necessary: elective ​surgery
(Definition of elective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “elective”
in Chinese (Simplified) 选举的, 由选举产生的, 可以选择的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選舉的, 由選舉産生的, 可以選擇的…
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