Simple Definition of selective
: careful to choose only the best people or things
: involving the selection of people or things from a group
Examples of selective
The club is selective in choosing members.
The college has a highly selective admissions process.
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Medical Definition of selective
1: of, relating to, or characterized by selection : selecting or tending to select
2: highly specific in activity or effect <selective pesticides> <selective permeability of a plasma membrane>
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