American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or characterized by selection; discriminating.
- adj. Empowered or tending to select.
- adj. Electronics Able to reject frequencies other than the one selected or tuned.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or characterized by selection or choice; selecting; using that which is selected or choice.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the process of selection.
- adj. of a person choosy, fussy or discriminating when selecting.
- adj. not comparable Having the authority or capability to make a selection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Selecting; tending to select.
- adj. characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
- adj. tending to select; characterized by careful choice
“When they were recently asked whether the current administration is seeking to privatize public education, a couple of PA State Senators used the term "selective dismantling" in discussions with school board members and superintendents in Delaware County.”
“In concluding his defense, Griffiths returns to what he calls the selective prosecution of these proceedings as Mr. Taylor is the first African leader to be tried in person.”
“I did the procedure, which we called selective reduction.”
“There were number of things, he had had a pretty difficult year, his ex-wife died, there was a federal probe into what they call the selective in Roman High Schools, the most competitive high schools in the city and some of the best in the state and apparently, the federal authorities were investigating admissions practices to see if any untoward activities were taking place and then the real estate issues as well arose.”
“It criticized what it called a selective use of General Abizaid's quotes, saying it ignored his clear support for the mission, and disputed the suggestions military commanders are disillusioned or that Rumsfeld has consistently issued rosy reassurances.”
“The media watchdogs said privately owned media houses faced "the ever present prospect of being shut down" by the government-appointed Media and Information Commission (MIC) and protested at what they called selective use of the law by the commission.”
“And I think if they actually went after Kate Moss for that -- because the chief of police said we want to make an example of her so young kids don ` t do this -- that ` s what you call selective prosecution.”
“Holomisa said the odds his party were up against, included what he described as the selective news coverage of the SABC.”
“The organisations condemned what they called selective reporting of mainline media on student activities that diverted the focus of the public from the students 'main demands.”
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