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.
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- 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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In summary, selectivity is key to managing risk right now.
Tim - yeah, selectivity is definitely good to practice
In this scramble selectivity is "the coin of the realm," as one admissions officer put it to The Atlantic last year.
Perhaps the most fundamental myth of selectivity is that those admitted to a school somehow represent the apex of the applicant group — that they are the best of the best.
Simply expressed, the selectivity is determined by the fact that different crown ehters include "holes" of different sizes, into which different spherical metal ions fit.
| Reply | Permalink no, DTM - citing 2 votes over and over (did Hello_world lose respect for Dick Durbin too?) while not looking at Clinton's resume, is called selectivity to prove one's gut.
You call my selectivity scurrilous from Collins: scurrilous [ˈskʌrɪləs] adj
The fact that the PPP regime offered rewards when murder victims were Indians, and never once did so when the victim was African, establishes the notion of selectivity and preferences where victims are concerned.
The numbers and ratios of admissions, typically referred to as "selectivity," at the other Ivy League schools are similar.
Speaking of "selectivity", and there being no other convenient thread to hand -- the BBC continues to go on about "duck houses" and Tories and so forth, despite the fact that a single claim of £1,645 for a "duck house" was rejected, and not in fact paid by the taxpayer.