Definition of "selectivity" [selectivity]

  • The state or quality of being selective. (noun)
  • The degree to which an electronic receiver is selective. (noun)

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Use "selectivity" in a sentence
  • "In summary, selectivity is key to managing risk right now."
  • "Tim - yeah, selectivity is definitely good to practice"
  • "In this scramble selectivity is "the coin of the realm," as one admissions officer put it to The Atlantic last year."