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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from exclusion

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

Examples of exclusion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

That said, its performance against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, a 28–21 win, was a nice consolation, even if the Bulldogs might have been dispirited by their exclusion from the playoff. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "Big 12 2019 Fall Camp Preview: Five Key Storylines for August," 30 July 2019 On July 12th the Turkish air force acquired a Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system, prompting its exclusion from NATO’s F-35 stealth-fighter-jet programme. The Economist, "The EU’s relationship with Turkey is failing," 25 July 2019 Her exclusion was considered among the biggest snubs from the U.S. roster. Jack Harris, latimes.com, "Ex-UCLA star McCall Zerboni has helped carry the torch for women’s soccer," 9 July 2019 But investors' infatuation with tech — to the exclusion of many other stocks — is worrisome to Daryl Deke, the founding principal and CEO of New Market Wealth Management. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "The stock market now has two $1 trillion companies: Amazon and Microsoft," 11 July 2019 Now that Japan has withdrawn from the IWC, whalers will no longer hunt in international waters but will pursue them in an economic exclusion zone, which extends 200 nautical miles from the Japanese coast. Ivan Watson, CNN, "By killing whales, Japan seeks to revive a dying industry," 2 July 2019 In response to Thompson preposterously and offensively depicting the exclusion of African-Americans on the basis of race as a virtue for the club, sponsors threatened to pull their deals with Shoal Creek. SI.com, "Why Private Golf Clubs Are Legally Still Able to Discriminate Against Women," 1 July 2019 This move would prioritize bringing in those who are highly educated and skilled, to the exclusion of unskilled immigrant workers. Cati Coe, The Conversation, "‘Unskilled’ immigrants help to ease the pain of dying Americans," 25 June 2019 This April Dr Scott and his colleagues at Bristol completed an aerial survey of the Red Forest in the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine using robotic drones. The Economist, "Cleaning up nuclear waste is an obvious task for robots," 20 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'exclusion.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about exclusion

Statistics for exclusion

Last Updated

10 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for exclusion

The first known use of exclusion was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for exclusion

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on exclusion

Spanish Central: Translation of exclusion

Nglish: Translation of exclusion for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of exclusion for Arabic Speakers

Comments on exclusion

What made you want to look up exclusion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!