Translation of elective in Spanish:

elective

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlektɪv/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 [post/assembly] electivo
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    • Krugman is not a journalist by training, and he's never held appointive or elective office.
    • George Will notes the steadily increasing ranks of African-American Republicans holding significant elective and appointive office.
    • And yet, its new Republican governor is perhaps the freest-thinking holder of high elective office in the entire nation.
    1.2 [powers/body] electoral
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    • If we cannot elect men with sufficient education and honor even to try to be wise, we can number in a few score the years in which the elective power will remain ours.
    • They cower down and allow him to dictate the pace rather than being an elective body.
    • In giving the elective power to the states, the framers of the Constitution hoped to protect state independence.
  • 2 (optional) [course/subject] optativo
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    • Spontaneous abortion refers to pregnancy loss at less than 20 weeks' gestation in the absence of elective medical or surgical measures to terminate the pregnancy.
    • Music's soothing effects have been demonstrated in patients undergoing chemotherapy or elective surgery under local or regional anesthesia.
    • The reduction in hospital stay was present in all subgroups and most pronounced in the patients undergoing elective surgery for aneurysm who received transfusions.
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    • The students enrolled in this elective course range from advanced placement to general studies.
    • Pharmacy ranked last in permitting overseas research for its faculty members and allowing degree-candidate students to take elective study abroad courses.
    • A student research program is conducted concurrently with the elective courses - students with something to say are encouraged to say it.

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