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selective 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/səˈlektiv/,
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Relating to or involving the selection of the most suitable or best qualified,
  1. Relating to or involving the selection of the most suitable or best qualified
    • - the mini-cow is the result of generations of selective breeding
  2. (of a person) Tending to choose carefully
    • - he is very selective in his reading
  3. (of a process or agent) Affecting some things and not others
    • - modern pesticides are more selective in effect
  4. Operating at or responding to a particular frequency


  1. tending to select; characterized by careful choice; "an exceptionally quick and selective reader"- John Mason Brown
  2. characterized by very careful or fastidious selection; "the school was very selective in its admissions"
  3. (selectivity) the property of being selective
  4. Functional selectivity (or “agonist trafficking”, “biased agonism”, “differential engagement” and “protean agonism”) is the ligand-dependent selectivity for certain signal transduction pathways in one and the same receptor. ...
  5. (Selectivity (electronic)) Selectivity is a measure of the performance of a radio receiver to respond only to the radio signal it is tuned to (such as a radio station) and reject other signals nearby in frequency, such as another broadcast on an adjacent channel.
  6. (Selectivity (pharmacology)) Binding selectivity refers to the differing affinities with which different ligands bind to a substrate forming a complex. ...
  7. Of or pertaining to the process of selection; Choosy, fussy or discriminating when selecting; Having the authority or capability to make a selection
  8. (selectivity) The tendency of an ion exchanger to "prefer" (have more attraction for) certain kinds of ions over others, as if the resin were ranking the types of ions in order to be removed; most preferred ion, second most preferred, etc..
  9. (Selectivity (Weight)) The ability of a medium to reach a specific target group in greater proportion than other media.
  10. (Selectivity) The ability of a type of gear to target and catch a certain size or species of fish.
  11. (Selectivity) The ability of a receiver to reject interfering signals close to the desired carrier frequency.
  12. (Selectivity) used to describe the variability in rate of movement of different ions thru the same ion channel.   The "height" of the energy barrier of an ion channel's selectivity filter will help determine ion it let thru. ...
  13. (Selectivity) The ability of the receiver to select the station it is tuned to, from all the others close to it on the dial/display.
  14. (SELECTIVITY) U.S. Customs' entry screening mechanism. Criteria can include information concerning the importer, filer (broker), manufacturer, country, or Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) code.
  15. (Selectivity) Ability to discriminate between different target proteins.
  16. (Selectivity) Absorption by a particular target, without effecting surrounding structures
  17. (Selectivity) Automated method of designating/screening imported merchandise for examination by a Customs inspector or commodity specialist.
  18. (Selectivity) Eligibility criteria for recipient of social benefits or services that target a particular group and usually include means-testing.
  19. (Selectivity) Many reactions can potentially occur in any real catalyst systems. Selectivity is the measure of the ability of the catalyst to promote desired reactions without affecting those that are not desired.
  20. (Selectivity) Refers to the range of organisms or life stages of organisms affected by a pesticide; a selective pesticide is toxic to a narrow range of pests species or life stages.
  21. (Selectivity) The application of safeguards in such a way as to restrict imports from a particular country or group of countries, in contrast with non-discriminatory actions taken according to the most-favored-nation principle. ...
  22. (Selectivity) The difference in attraction of one ion over another by an ion exchange resin
  23. (Selectivity) The effectiveness of a solvent extraction is dependent on the solution being separated and the concentration of solutes present in the solutions. The ratio of ratios, the separation factor, or selectivity, β, is analogous to the relative volatility of distillation. ...
  24. (Selectivity) for columns, the relative affinities of a pair of analytes for a stationary phase under a given set of chromatographic conditions. For detectors, the types of compounds which will cause a detector response.
  25. (Selectivity) is the filtering of incoming information from the outside world, recognizing and interpreting the meaning and consequences of incoming signals.