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selective

adjective uk   us   /sɪˈlek.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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adverb uk   us   /-li/
selectivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌsɪl.ekˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/  us   /səˌlekˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ (also selectiveness, uk   /-nəs/ us   )
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