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elective

(Selective), adjective alternative, bestowed by ballot, by vote, choosing, cooptive, disjunctive, on approval, open to choice
Associated concepts: elective franchise, elective office

elective

(Voluntary), adjective appointive, gratuitous, not required, optional, spontaneous
See also: adoptive, alternative, discretionary, disjunctive, spontaneous, voluntary
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A total of 26(57%) believed that electives helped them in making career choice, while 6(14%) disagreed and 7(16%) were not sure.
The scheme is one of the elective schemes issued to date in Phase 2 of the ISTC programme.
SUBJECT: Elective Requirements to Obtain Certification in FY 04
Other staff electives available include stress management, principles of palliative care and symptom management, auto maintenance, and writing and grammar skills.
The district's ROTC program also offers a summer program that offers 10 science elective credits.
Ail include 3 basic components: a list of procedures, a set number of repetitions that must be documented and a designation of whether the procedure is mandatory or elective.
The electives for both degrees vary, but include such courses as police and social problems, criminal justice management, women and the criminal justice system, Spanish for law enforcement, and juvenile delinquency, to name a few.
During their second year, MBAs can take electives in the organizational behavior department that touch on communication areas such as interpersonal or negotiating skills.
As students, teachers and district administrators strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, a greater selection of electives becomes more and more important.
For all three career fields where an elective requirement exists, employees must show successful completion of these electives prior to achieving certification.
The school magnet allows students to take electives in performing arts and technology.