Definition of selectivity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səˌlekˈtɪvəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səˌlekˈtɪvəti//
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  1. 1the quality of being careful about what or who you choose Schools are tending towards greater selectivity.
  2. 2the quality of affecting some things and not others The drugs have greater selectivity for tumour cells compared with healthy cells.