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This odd selectivity is not peculiar to primates — there are countless examples of pathogens devastating certain host species but not others.

I would imagine it’s a long list of, you know, 500 schools on your wall ordered roughly by selectivity.

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Limited agency talent and budgetary pressures will only heighten this selectivity going forward.

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The remarkable selectivity that neurons show, Quiroga argues, isn’t absolute.

This selectivity is partially why optogenetics is so powerful.

This is due in part to individual attention given the defendants, but also the selectivity of the courts.

But their selectivity in applying scripture shows the depth of their hypocrisy.

While only 20 years old, Prince Valentine laments the selectivity inherent in international justice.

She even has a name for this phenomenon: the socio-emotional selectivity theory.

Like a thunderstorm creating radio static, there was no selectivity.

The rare-earths possess the property of selectivity and are fortunately highly refractory.

This selectivity of absorption may account for the difference in the toxicity of zinc salts to plants in the various soils.

Certainly the principle of selectivity is a byway of possibilities.

The effect of the selectivity of the “yellow spot” is noticeable in viewing certain colors.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to selectivity, such as: acumen, acuteness, astuteness, bias, clearness, and decision.

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