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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being selective.
  • n. The degree to which an electronic receiver is selective.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A measure of how selective something is; discrimination.
  • n. The ability of a radio receiver to separate a desired signal frequency from others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, the property of a circuit by virtue of which it responds to electric oscillations of a given frequency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being selective

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