e|lec´tive|ness

e|lec´tive|ness
e|lec|tive «ih LEHK tihv», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. chosen by an election: »

Senators are elective officials.

2. filled by an election: »

The office of President of the United States is an elective office.

3. having the right to vote in an election.
4. based upon the principle of electing to office.
5. open to choice; not required: »

Spanish is an elective subject in many high schools.

SYNONYM(S): optional.
6. Chemistry. tending to combine with certain substances in preference to others.
–n.
a subject or course of study that may be taken, but is not required.
e|lec´tive|ly, adverb.
e|lec´tive|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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