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Definition of elective:

  1. Dependent on choice; bestowed or passing by election; as, an elective study; an elective office.
  2. Exerting the power of choice; selecting; as, an elective act.
  3. In an American college, an optional study or course of study.
  4. Pertaining to, or consisting in, choice, or right of choosing; electoral.

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