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elective

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1electiveˈlɛktɪv/adjective
1elective
ˈlɛktɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of ELECTIVE  
: held by a person who is elected
: done or taken by choice: such as
: not medically necessary
   b  chiefly US  : not required in a particular course of study
2electiveˈlɛktɪv/noun
pluralelectives
2elective
ˈlɛktɪv/
noun
pluralelectives
Learner's definition of ELECTIVE  
[count]US
: a class that is not required in a particular course of study
— called also "British"option
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