non-elective







non-elective


adjective

  1. pertaining to the principle of electing to an office, position, etc.
  2. chosen by election, as an official.
  3. bestowed by or derived from election, as an office.
  4. having the power or right of electing to office, as a body of persons.
  5. open to choice; optional; not required: an elective subject in college; elective surgery.
  6. Chemistry. selecting for combination or action; tending to combine with certain substances in preference to others: elective attraction.

noun

  1. an optional study; a course that a student may select from among alternatives.

adjective

  1. of or based on selection by voteelective procedure
  2. selected by votean elective official
  3. having the power to elect
  4. open to choice; optionalan elective course of study

noun

  1. an optional course or hospital placement undertaken by a medical student

adj.early 15c., from Late Latin electivus, from electus, past participle of eligere (see election). In reference to school subjects studied at the student’s choice, first recorded 1847. As a noun, from 1701.

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