Definition of selectional in US English:

selectional

adjective

Linguistics
  • Denoting or relating to the process by which only certain words or structures can occur naturally, normally, or correctly in the context of other words.

    • ‘In both French and English, there is a loosening of selectional restrictions between a verb and its subject, which we observed in the case of English be able to.’

Pronunciation

selectional

/səˈlekSHənl/