HyperDic: elective

English > 3 senses of the word elective:
ADJECTIVEallelective, electedsubject to popular election
allelective, facultativenot compulsory
NOUNactelective, elective coursea course that the student can select from among alternatives
elective > pronunciation
Soundsihleh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > elective: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsubject to popular election.
Example"elective official"
Synonymelected
Narrowerelectoralrelating to or composed of electors
nonappointiveFilled by popular election rather than by appointment
See alsodemocraticCharacterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy / democracy or social equality
Oppositeappointive, appointedsubject to appointment
Spanishelectivo, elegido
Catalanelectiu, elegit
Verbselectselect by a vote for an office or membership
English > elective: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot compulsory.
Examples
  • "elective surgery"
  • "an elective course of study"
Synonymfacultative
Broaderoptionalpossible but not necessary
Spanishelectivo, facultativo, optativo
Verbselectchoose
English > elective: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA course that the student can select from among alternatives.
Synonymelective course
Broadercourse, course of study, course of instruction, classeducation imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

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