selectively

selectively
selective UK US /sɪˈlektɪv/ adjective
intentionally choosing certain things or people, and not others: be selective about sth »

We need to be more selective about the people we hire.

be selective in sth/doing sth »

Banks have become more selective in granting new loans.

affecting or relating to some things or people, and not others: »

Higher costs will be offset by higher sales volumes and selective price increases.

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We aim to provide selective access to suppliers and customers through extranets.

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a selective approach

involving the choice of the most suitable or best: »

We want to open more branches, make selective acquisitions, and extend our product range.

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Investments will be selective and disciplined.

selectively adverb
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The company has selectively cut back production of denim.

selectivity noun [U]
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The benefit to investors of venture capitalists derives from extreme selectivity in their choice of investments.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • selectively — adv. Selectively is used with these verbs: ↑breed, ↑enforce, ↑inhibit, ↑quote, ↑use …   Collocations dictionary

  • selectively — se|lec|tive|ly [ sı lektıvli ] adverb in a way that involves only particular people or things that have been chosen: Critics argue that the drug laws have been selectively enforced …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • selectively — UK [sɪˈlektɪvlɪ] / US adverb in a way that involves only particular people or things that have been chosen Critics argue that the drug laws have been selectively enforced …   English dictionary

  • selectively — selective ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or involving selection. 2) tending to choose carefully. 3) (of a process or agent) affecting some things and not others. DERIVATIVES selectively adverb selectiveness noun selectivity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • selectively — adverb by selection; in a selective manner we choose our students very selectively • Derived from adjective: ↑selective …   Useful english dictionary

  • selectively — adverb see selective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • selectively — See selective. * * * …   Universalium

  • selectively — adverb In a selective manner, only affecting or applying to some selected cases …   Wiktionary

  • selectively — adv. in a selective manner; in a choosy manner, in a finicky manner, in a picky manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • selectively — se·lec·tive·ly …   English syllables

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