Significado de “selective” - en el Diccionario Inglés

selective en inglés británico

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selectiveadjective

uk /sɪˈlek.tɪv/ us /səˈlek.tɪv/

C1 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.

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  • Nowadays he can afford to be much more selective about the roles he accepts.
  • I'm more selective about the programmes I watch than I used to be.
  • Parents have a selected memory when they recall their children's early years.
  • selective education
  • the selective and non-selective school sectors
selectively
adverb uk /sɪˈlek.tɪv.li/ us /səˈlek.tɪv.li/
selectivity
noun [ U ] uk /ˌsɪl.ekˈtɪv.ə.ti/ us /səˌlekˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ also selectiveness, uk /-nəs/ us

(Definición de selective del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

selective en inglés americano

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selectiveadjective [ not gradable ]

us /səˈlek·tɪv/

careful in choosing:

The school is very selective and accepts only those students who are extremely motivated.
selectively
adverb /səˈlek·tɪv·li/

Purebred dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years in some cases.

(Definición de selective del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

selective en inglés de negocios

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selectiveadjective

uk /sɪˈlektɪv/ us

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.

(Definición de selective del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)