Definition of non-selective in English:

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non-selective

adjective

1Not involving selection of the most suitable or best qualified: believing in free and non-selective education
More example sentences
  • This non-selective identification causes problems because the mourner identifies with both the loved and hated aspects or functions of the lost person or thing.
  • Study recruitment was non-selective.
  • We tried to overall reduce the number of hours of television viewing in a non-selective way.
1.1(Of a process or agent) affecting all types or species: treating the weeds with a non-selective herbicide
More example sentences
  • The use of non-selective beta blockers should be avoided.
  • Non-selective herbicides can kill any plant they touch without being at all selective.
  • These soybeans are genetically modified to tolerate spraying with the non-selective herbicide.

Derivatives

non-selectively

adverb

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