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Adjective: elective  i'lek-tiv
  1. Optional
    "elective surgery"; "an elective course of study";
    - facultative
  2. Subject to popular election
    "elective official";
    - elected
Noun: elective  i'lek-tiv
  1. A course that the student can select from among alternatives
    - elective course

Derived forms: electives

See also: electoral, nonappointive, optional

Type of: class, course, course of instruction, course of study

Encyclopedia: Elective