Definitions of elective

  1. One of several courses offered by a school or college among which a student may choose.
  2. Exerting the power of choice; selecting; as, an elective act.
  3. Pertaining to, or consisting in, choice, or right of choosing; electoral.
  4. Dependent on choice; bestowed or passing by election; as, an elective study; an elective office.
  5. Appointed or governed by choice; using the power of choice.
  6. Pertaining to, dependent on, or exerting the power of choice.
  7. Depending on, or relating to, choice.
  8. Dependent on or bestowed by election; pertaining to the right of election; exerting the power of choice; selecting for combination.
  9. Depending on choice; regulated by choice; exerting the power of choice.