Elective - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlektɪv|  American pronunciation of the word elective
Brit.  |ɪˈlɛktɪv|  British pronunciation of the word elective

noun

- a course that the student can select from among alternatives

adjective

- not compulsory(syn: facultative)

Examples

He's never held an elective office.

Plastic surgery is elective surgery.

She took three elective courses last term.

She's taking several electives this year.

The presidency is an elective office.

the 34 elective seats in the National Assembly

elective surgery such as hip replacements

Word forms

noun
singular: elective
plural: electives
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