Definitions for electiveɪˈlɛk tɪv
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word elective
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
derived from the principle of electing to an office, position, etc.
chosen by election, as an official.
empowered to elect a candidate, as a body of persons.
open to choice; optional:
(n.)a course that a student may select from among alternatives.
Origin of elective:
1520–30; < ML
elective course, elective(adj)
a course that the student can select from among alternatives
subject to popular election
"elective surgery"; "an elective course of study"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
One of my electives is a class about Jazz.
Something that is option or that may be elected, especially a course of tertiary study.
Of, or pertaining to voting or elections
That involves a choice between options; optional or discretionary
My insurance wouldn't pay for the operation because it was elective surgery.
exerting the power of choice; selecting; as, an elective act
pertaining to, or consisting in, choice, or right of choosing; electoral
dependent on choice; bestowed or passing by election; as, an elective study; an elective office
in an American college, an optional study or course of study
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