Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to election.

Part of speech: adjective

Exercising or subject to choice; optional.

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Usage examples "elective":

  1. In the United States, the monument to its influence is the elective system. - "An American at Oxford", John Corbin.
  2. Very true; but you cannot say the same of some of the Roman Elegies and of that monstrous book the Elective Affinities. - "Hyperion", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  3. The dancing class went briskly on; so did the Livy class and the geometry, the English 1, the French required and the history elective. - "Betty Wales Freshman", Edith K. Dunton.