The state of being selective; discernment.

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  • selectiveness — selective ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or involving selection. 2) tending to choose carefully. 3) (of a process or agent) affecting some things and not others. DERIVATIVES selectively adverb selectiveness noun selectivity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • selectiveness — noun see selective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • selectiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The ability to distinguish, especially to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions: discrimination, refinement, selectivity. See PRECISE …   English dictionary for students

  • selectiveness — n. state of being picky, choosiness; state of being selective …   English contemporary dictionary

  • selectiveness — se·lec·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • selectiveness — tivnə̇s, tēv also təv noun ( es) : the act or process of being selective …   Useful english dictionary

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  • selective — adjective Date: 1625 1. of, relating to, or characterized by selection ; selecting or tending to select 2. highly specific in activity or effect < selective pesticides > < selective absorption > • selectively adverb • selectiveness noun • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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