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electiveadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˈlek·tɪv/
chosen or decided by voting: an elective office
Elective also means chosen but not necessary: elective surgery
(Definition of elective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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electiveadjective

uk   /iˈlek.tɪv/  us   /iˈlek.tɪv/ formal

electivenoun [C]

uk   /iˈlek.tɪv/  us   /iˈlek.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.
(Definition of elective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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