Definitions

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  • adv. In a selective manner, only affecting or applying to some selected cases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By means of selected specimens; by selection.

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

  • adv. by selection; in a selective manner

Etymologies

selective +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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