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selective

adjective
     
se‧lec‧tive
1 careful about what you choose to do, buy, allow etc
selective about/in
We're very selective about what we let the children watch.
selective schools (=that choose which students to accept)
He has a very selective memory (=he chooses what he wants to remember and what to forget).
2 affecting or relating to the best or most suitable people or things from a larger group:
selective breeding
selectively adverb
selectivity noun [uncountable]

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