Translation of selective in Spanish:

selective

selectivo, adj.

Pronunciation /səˈlɛktɪv//sɪˈlɛktɪv/

adjective

  • 1

    (recruitment/control) selectivo
    (weedkiller/pesticide) selectivo
    (school) que emplea un procedimiento selectivo para la admisión de alumnos
    (quotation/reporting) parcial
    you've got a conveniently selective memory solo te acuerdas de lo que te conviene
    • Polymorphic differences occur as selective adaptations to different environments.
    • Finally, I do not understand the motivation of selective breeding.
    • The gray giant was tamed, trained, but never domesticated by selective breeding.
    • Furthermore, the ancient cult is explicitly designed to maintain racial purity through selective breeding.
    • Maybe we're still so unspecialized for the task of running that selective breeding could accomplish this.
    • Thus, the modern English setter was developed through selective breeding during the 19th century.
    • Nader backers who should know better are suffering from a highly selective historical amnesia when they make these arguments.
    • Think of it as the ongoing and selective process of evolution: whatever works moves forward, and whatever doesn't is scrapped.
    • The acquisition of reading and writing skills was a socially selective process.
    • Here we have the same selective process at work in a different field, but one that invites similar blind reactions.
    • However, at the research level there's no alternative to a proper selective process.
    • This was due to the development of fodder crops such as turnips and clover, and to selective breeding.
    • The first cohort effect could be attributable to the selective attrition of inactive records.
    • Apart from the retinal area in the eye, the other areas that can be damaged by selective absorption of laser energy are the cornea and lens.
    • The selective maintenance of inversion polymorphisms has been the subject of abundant theoretical work.
    • They speculated that the gaps in the solar spectrum are the result of selective absorption by atoms in the Earth's atmosphere.
    • It is important to remember that each breed of dog has its own unique qualities, reinforced by hundreds of years of selective breeding.
    • It is porous, takes up water and because it is soluble, it leads to ongoing selective loss of the copper from the alloy.
    • It can then be argued that treatment effects result from selective attrition of higher risk cases.
    • I imagine that through some selective breeding, a cat with a mane could be produced.
    • The selective closure can also help reduce parents' anxiety about their children who are out there exposed to physical dangers and health risks.
    • The banana's main problem is that it has become sterile and seedless as a result of 10,000 years of selective breeding.
    • In other words, the colour may be as much the result of selective breeding as of ancient purity.
    • The problem is, people are getting confused between genetic engineering and selective breeding.
    • Also, how does the large variety of animals and plants produced by selective breeding fit into this issue?
    • With selective breeding, the investigator can shape behavior to reflect specific features or symptoms of a mental disorder.
    • Early diagnosis, treatment with appropriate antibiotics, and selective drainage have substantially reduced mortality.
    • Dramatic laboratory studies have expanded life span in animals through selective breeding and genetic engineering.
    • Congress, with selective reluctance, was skating sideways toward a qualified endorsement.
    • First, it allows us to determine the probabilities for selective adaptations in both scenarios.
    • It is even at work when a new type of dog is created through selective breeding.
    • The editing of my films is a long and selective process.
    • We focus here on human population history, although we include some discussion of selective processes.
    • However, such a hypothesis is again unable to explain the selective maintenance of alleles in humans.
    • Resistance to sleeping sickness is one trait that potentially could spread through selective breeding.
    • He also feels that Kerala should have supplemented its achievement in primary education with selective development of the higher education sector.
    • Moreover, selective breeding has been for fur characteristics, rather than for domestication.
    • Very, very selective amnesia is practised on the other side.
    • One explanation might be that duplication of this region confers a selective growth advantage.
    • He drew attention to the selective processes and motivations that form memories.
  • 2

    (discriminating)
    to be selective
    • we can't invite everyone, we'll have to be selective no podemos invitarlos a todos, tendremos que elegir / escoger a quién
    • he's fairly selective about who he mixes with elige / escoge mucho sus amistades
    • you have to be selective in what you watch tienes que elegir / escoger con criterio lo que vas a ver
    • The team wants Patterson to be more selective at the plate and raise his on-base percentage.
    • Most people are very selective in who they refer, realizing that their credibility is on the line if that person is hired.
    • Now he's quite selective about hitting the distant stages.
    • Jones has been more selective at the plate, waiting for pitches he can handle.
    • It's important that you're selective about what you install on your computer.
    • Employers have become increasingly selective in the type of individual they are prepared to employ.
    • He is also selective about what is included in each work of art.
    • In retrospect, I was too selective in recording data.
    • The only problem is that she is very selective in her references.
    • He was also selective in picking objects for his paintings and was very careful in depicting them, too.
    • Once again, the authors are highly selective in the arguments that they choose to explore.
    • He was also selective about who he would speak up for in court.
    • It would seem they are somewhat selective in their condemnation of stereotyping.
    • Some great fighters are very selective in who they fight.
    • People, especially the rich ones, are still willing to travel worldwide but they are very selective in choosing flights and accommodation, he said.
    • I spend a lot time getting in touch with who I am and I'm more selective about the company I keep.
    • We're not selective in that way to what reaction people should or shouldn't have.
    • I am very selective in my choice of prey.
    • As the volume of emails rises, I've had to become selective.
    • Berkeley was a bit selective in his use of the razor, however.
  • 3

    Electronics
    selectivo
    • Such selective frequency absorbing photovoltaics will then allow houses to be different colors.
    • Previous work has shown that recurrent selective sweeps lead to a strong skew in the frequency spectrum toward an excess of rare variants.
    • Antennas with high gain, selective patterns and high efficiency can assure that networks are reliable and perform at the best.
    • This implies that there is room for improving the power to detect selective sweeps by adding LD into frequency spectrum.