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exception

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noun ex·cep·tion \ik-ˈsep-shən\

Simple Definition of exception

  • : someone or something that is different from others : someone or something that is not included

  • : a case where a rule does not apply

Full Definition of exception

  1. 1 :  the act of excepting :  exclusion

  2. 2 :  one that is excepted; especially :  a case to which a rule does not apply

  3. 3 :  question, objection <witnesses whose authority is beyond exception — T. B. Macaulay>

  4. 4 :  an oral or written legal objection

Examples of exception

  1. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

  2. <I take strong exception to your assessment of his singing ability.>



14th Century

First Known Use of exception

14th century



EXCEPTION Defined for Kids

exception

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noun ex·cep·tion \ik-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of exception

  1. 1 :  someone or something that is not included <I returned all the books with one exception.>

  2. 2 :  a case to which a rule does not apply <We'll make an exception this time.>

  3. 3 :  an objection or a reason for objecting —usually used with take <He took exception to the change.>





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