AskDefine | Define exclusion

Dictionary Definition



1 the state of being excluded [ant: inclusion]
2 the state of being excommunicated [syn: excommunication, censure]
3 a deliberate act of omission; "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news" [syn: exception, elision]
4 the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school" [syn: ejection, expulsion, riddance]

User Contributed Dictionary



< (French: exclusion), exclusio, from excludere.


  1. the act or an instance of excluding
  2. the state of being excluded





From exclusio, from excludere.


fr-noun f
  1. exclusion

Extensive Definition

Exclusive may refer to:
  • In journalism, exclusive can refer to information provided to or available from only one news outlet, such as an interview or photograph.
  • In the description of any formally defined set, the rules by which an object may be defined as excluded from the set are referred to as rules of exclusion.
  • In the description of a mathematical set, the term exclusive denotes that the endpoints of a range are not included within the set. For example, "the integers -2 to 2 exclusive" refers to the set ; the endpoints, -2 and 2, are excluded. The term is generally applied to discrete elements.
  • Exclusive or, an operator in Boolean logic
  • Exclusive we in linguistics refers to first-person non-singular pronouns that don't include the addressee, i.e. we excluding you
  • Exclusive (album), the name of R&B singer Chris Brown's second album
  • Exclusive (EP), an EP by U2
  • Exclusive (play), a 1989 play by Jeffrey Archer

Other uses

  • In marketing, "exclusive" can refer to products that are only available from select distributors or retailers, and have never been released before, or only at a particular event.
  • In tax rates, "exclusive" can refer to a tax system that does not include taxes owed as part of the base.
  • In dating, "exclusive" refers to the activity of dating one person, sometimes referred to as "going steady" or "seeing how things go."

See also

exclusion in Swedish: Exklusion

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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