Definition of selectively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪˈlektɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈlektɪvli//
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  1. 1in a way that affects or is concerned with only a small number of people or things from a larger group The product will be selectively marketed in the US (= only in some areas). The cattle have not been selectively bred for beef or milk.
  2. 2in a way that shows care being taken about what or who is chosen Academia must engage with the media selectively and on its own terms.