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Definition 1: tending to select; characterized by careful choice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where selective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exceptionally quick and selective reader

(selective is similar to ...) showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

"the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

Definition 2: characterized by very careful or fastidious selection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where selective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the school was very selective in its admissions

(selective is similar to ...) excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority

"exclusive clubs" "an exclusive restaurants and shops"

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