• IPA: /ɪˈlɛktɪv/


  1. Of, or pertaining to voting or elections; involving a choice between options.
    Synonyms: electoral
    • the independent use of their elective franchise
    • Kings of Rome were at first elective […]
  2. Optional or discretionary; chosen, not mandatory.
    My insurance wouldn't pay for the operation because it was elective surgery.
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elective (plural electives)

  1. Something that is an option or that may be elected, like a course of tertiary study or a medical procedure.

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