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

Other Words from exclusion

exclusionary \ ik-​ˈsklü-​zhə-​ˌner-​ē How to pronounce exclusionary (audio) \ adjective

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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