exclusion

noun
ex·​clu·​sion | \ ik-ˈsklü-zhən \

Definition of exclusion

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

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Other Words from exclusion

exclusionary \ ik-​ˈsklü-​zhə-​ˌner-​ē \ adjective

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Some books featured multiracial casts of earnest citizens pulling together; some showed children helping others of different ages and skin colors; some depicted cuddly animals dealing with questions of exclusion and acceptance. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: You’re Never Too Young to Take a Stand," 28 Dec. 2018 To get the discount, just apply the code BFNOW at checkout, though be warned that there's a pretty long list of exclusions. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Black Friday has arrived at Monoprice with 20 percent off nearly everything, even sale items," 22 Oct. 2018 At a special election June 21, residents voted 1,340 to 539 to approve a debt exclusion that will fund the $8.9 million cost of the improvements to Abbot Hall, which is Marblehead’s 140-year-old town hall building. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, "Marblehead voters agree to tax increases for town repairs," 28 June 2018 What Goes Around Comes Around: Get vintage designer finds for less with 20% off everything, no exclusions until November 25. Glamour, "All The Black Friday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 22 Nov. 2018 The guidelines contain a number of important provisions, including the promise of new voluntary data standards and explicit exclusions for social media sites. James Vincent, The Verge, "UK porn law’s latest guidelines fail to answer critics," 18 Oct. 2018 In moist, humid climates, use exclusion techniques such as rings of ash around the plants, or use saucers of beer as bait. Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Stunning Hostas," 7 Aug. 2018 After the Internet Archive refused to take down the posts, Reid or someone on her team ran an exclusion script on her blog, which automatically stops the Wayback Machine from archiving a site. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "A Short History of Blaming 'Hackers' For Pretty Much Everything," 27 Apr. 2018 And the 2018 midterm results show that the white identity politics that Trump has made the core of Republican appeals, to the exclusion of everything else, aren’t actually sufficient to sustain a majority party. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trumpism doesn’t win majorities. And Trump doesn’t care.," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of exclusion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for exclusion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin exclusion-, exclusio, from excludere

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exclusion

noun
ex·​clu·​sion | \ ik-ˈsklü-zhən \

Kids Definition of exclusion

: the act of shutting or keeping out : the state of being shut or kept out

exclusion

noun
ex·​clu·​sion | \ iks-ˈklü-zhən \

Medical Definition of exclusion

: surgical separation of part of an organ from the rest without excision

Other Words from exclusion

exclude \ iks-​ˈklüd \ transitive verb excluded; excluding

exclusion

noun
ex·​clu·​sion | \ ik-ˈsklü-zhən \

Legal Definition of exclusion

1 : the act of excluding or state of being excluded specifically : refusal of entry into the U.S. by immigration officials review of deportation and exclusion orders — compare deportation
2 : something that excludes or is excluded: as
a : a part of an insurance contract that excludes specified risks from coverage — compare condition, declaration
b : an amount that is excluded from tax liability — compare credit, deduction, exemption

Other Words from exclusion

exclusionary \ -​zhə-​ˌner-​ē \ adjective

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