selective

[si-lek-tiv]
adjective
1.
having the function or power of selecting; making a selection.
2.
characterized by selection, especially fastidious selection.
3.
of or pertaining to selection.
4.
Electricity, Radio. having good selectivity.

Origin:
1615–25; select + -ive

selectively, adverb
selectiveness, noun
nonselective, adjective
unselective, adjective


2. discriminating, particular, discerning.
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selective (sɪˈlɛktɪv)
 
adj
1.  of or characterized by selection
2.  tending to choose carefully or characterized by careful choice
3.  electronics occurring at, operating at, or capable of separating out a particular frequency or band of frequencies
 
se'lectively
 
adv
 
se'lectiveness
 
n

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Example sentences
For thousands of years humans have changed dogs' looks through selective
  breeding.
Selective cutting is the norm, rather than clear-cutting.
Many of the stories did not fare too well, and would not have got their authors
  into a selective university.
My believe is that the only way that these panels will drop in price is in the
  design and selective use of materials.
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