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elective

e·lec·tive

elective

pronunciation:
ih lek tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to election by voting.
synonyms:
electoral
definition 2: designating a position that is filled by means of an election.
the elective office of family court judge
similar words:
elected
definition 3: having the power or authority to elect.
definition 4: not required; optional.
He took several elective courses.
synonyms:
optional
similar words:
discretionary, nonessential, voluntary
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a school or college course, often not required, that is chosen for study from a number of alternatives.
similar words:
alternative, option