exclusion

noun
ex·​clu·​sion | \ ik-ˈsklü-zhən How to pronounce exclusion (audio) \

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 How to pronounce exclusionary (audio) \ adjective

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The basic slogan tee could have been viewed as having an unintentional message of exclusion for the feminist movement, since obviously many likely couldn’t afford to spend this much on a T-shirt. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "How The Wing Has Created a Retail Environment That Actually Helps Women," 21 Mar. 2019 This exclusion is worth much more to most retirees than the plan to increase the tax rates, and its elimination (which is suggested periodically) would result in roads full of Illini moving to Florida, Nevada and Texas. WSJ, "Gov. Pritzker’s Ramp and Illinois Tax Math," 8 Apr. 2019 The justices, in their 5-4 opinion, created a very narrow interpretation of the employment exclusion in the Federal Arbitration Act. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Female law students pressure firms to stop banning sexual harassment suits," 3 Dec. 2018 The Mid-Market tax exclusion is set to expire in May 2019. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "As Silicon Valley looks to tax tech, San Francisco has lightened its load," 2 July 2018 Before exclusion came several attempts at limiting Chinese migration, each responding to widespread anti-Chinese sentiment among whites in the United States—99 percent of California voters, an 1879 ballot showed, were against Chinese migration. Irene Hsu, The New Republic, "The Echoes of Chinese Exclusion," 28 June 2018 And the exclusions expire in one year, meaning that most companies will need to repeat the process. David J. Lynch, chicagotribune.com, "Flood of U.S. companies seek relief on tariffs," 20 June 2018 His exit was prompted by his exclusion from an unannounced visit by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iranian officials said, and will likely embolden conservatives... Farnaz Fassihi, WSJ, "As U.S. Pushes to Isolate Iran, Rouhani Fights to Keep His Top Diplomat," 26 Feb. 2019 The short answer is not soon—a conclusion that may serve as some consolation for U.S. executives smarting at their near-total exclusion from the Chinese market. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China," 21 June 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 How to pronounce exclusion (audio) \

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 How to pronounce exclusion (audio) \

Medical Definition of exclusion

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

Other Words from exclusion

exclude \ iks-​ˈklüd How to pronounce exclude (audio) \ transitive verb excluded; excluding

exclusion

noun
ex·​clu·​sion | \ ik-ˈsklü-zhən How to pronounce exclusion (audio) \

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 How to pronounce exclusionary (audio) \ adjective

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