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Word: selective

Definition: careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer


Sentences Containing 'selective'

"What started out as a peaceful, non-violent demonstration against the war and the Selective Service System, ended in a violent fist-swinging melee.
Admission is based entirely on academic results through the Selective High Schools Test undertaken by students in Year 6.
Admission to Nodet schools is selective and based on a comprehensive nationwide entrance examination procedure.
Any of these conditions can be established in a population through genetic engineering, selective breeding, or insular dwarfism, or some combination of the above.
At the Kapālama campus, the process is highly selective.
Binding profile of guanfacine Guanfacine is a fairly selective agonist of the α2A adrenergic receptor.
CAST has a comprehensive but selective volunteer program, which provides training and education about the best practices for working with victims of trafficking.
Due to selective breeding some breeds have become restricted in their DLA genes which explain the different immune responses in different breeds.
Evidence suggests it was unlikely that prevalence of psychoactive substances was high enough in the EEA to exert selective pressures.
Examples of the antidepressants, antihypertensives, and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors commonly prescribed are bupropion, clonidine and atomoxetine, respectively.
Foetal sex determination and sex selective abortion by medical professionals has today grown into a Rs.
Furthermore, Low-emissivity glazing which is spectrally selective in order to minimize solar heat gain is installed across the building.
GR-127,935 is a drug which acts as a selective antagonist at the serotonin receptors 5-HT1B and 5-HT1D.
Guanfacine is a fairly selective agonist of the α2A adrenergic receptor.
Highly selective, the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires has today acquired a great prestige, competing French and English best business schools.
However, white is predominant, because of selective breeding: the white fiber can be dyed in the largest ranges of colors.
In parliament in 1995 Tyulkin headed the list of the selective block "Communists - Labour Russia - For the Soviet Union", collecting 4,53% of votes.
In the mid-1980s, he worked for Selective Security Trust of America.
Instead, they totally and completely relied on the heavily selective one provided to them, which was one-sided and referred only to my remarks, but not to those by Aptowitzer.
It was claimed, starting with early reviewers, that Velikovsky's usage of material for proof is often very selective.
Marymount International School is a non-selective independent day and boarding school for girls in Kingston upon Thames, London, England.
Membership is selective and based upon student audition.
Moreover, the EPSPs elicited with depolarized membrane potentials can be completely blocked by D-APV, a selective NMDAR blocker.
Nitronic alloys made by selective alloying with manganese and nitrogen may have a reduced tendency to gall.
North Sydney Girls' is an academically selective high school; admission to the school for Year 7 is determined by results in the Selective High Schools test, which is open to all Year 6 students in NSW.
NS-2710 is a potent but non-selective partial agonist at GABAA receptors, although with little efficacy at the α1 subtype and more at α2 and α3.
Other threats includes road construction, selective logging, and slash and burn agriculture.
Pimecrolimus has a similar mode of action to that of tacrolimus but is more selective, with no effect on dendritic (Langerhans) cells.
RH-34 is a compound which acts as a potent and selective partial agonist for the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor subtype.
Selective breeding over the centuries has developed the breed into its current form.
Since late 2010 Zygouli is doing only selective commercials and works.
The archaeological record suggests that humans were collecting these plants from the wild by 6000 BCE, then gradually modifying them by selective collection and cultivation.
The cause of this selective pressure has not yet been identified.
The family moved to Sydney and Tanya went to Darlinghurst Primary School and then the selective Sydney Girls High School.
The film opened at selective theaters and grossed $79,436 in the United States.
The greatest increase in the number of double majors appears to be happening at the most selective colleges.
The problem is that in order to do this, she has had to be rather selective in her use of linguistic data, as well as in her interpretation of that data.
The school is a non-denominational, non-selective school for students between 11 and 19.
The situation is dramatic at selective schools which are the high road to university and the professions."
The term refers both to breeds or strains which are naturally polled through selective breeding and also to naturally horned animals which have been dehorned.
The transducer typically comprises an ion selective electrode (ISE) and a reference electrode.
The two sets of 25 envelopes were furnished to the Selective Service System.
There is some speculation that this could lead to women having to register with the Selective Service System.
This is especially true in the humanities, where the "agrégation" is highly selective and serves as a test on the erudition of the candidate.
This kind of dwarfing can be attained through selective breeding, genetic engineering, or more often, scions are grafted on to dwarfing rootstocks.
This meets the Santa Cruz timber regulations for selective harvesting.
This selective sensitivity to higher frequency correlates to increased levels of testosterone and estradiol.
Ultrafiltration concentrates a protein solution using selective permeable membranes.
Unfortunately, this means that the development of a selective inhibitor for "P. malariae" may prove more challenging than the development of one for "P. falciparum."
Wahlobligatorischer Unterricht (selective compulsatory tuition).

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