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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But trip protection plans were much riskier propositions and could be full of exclusions. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "What's the difference between travel insurance and trip 'protection'?," 14 Aug. 2019 But dress codes can also be a powerful act of exclusion. Constance Grady, Vox, "Decoding the wedding dress code," 27 June 2019 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 But this new blend is still an ideology of exclusion, and there are important historical antecedents to consider in that regard. Mark Lilla, The New York Review of Books, "How to Write About the Right: An Exchange," 17 Jan. 2019 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 That’s handy for the Pulitzer board, which has its own history of exclusion and bestowed only posthumous recognition on jazz legends like Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Chris Martins, Los Angeles Magazine, "Why L.A. Can Be Proud of Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize," 18 Apr. 2018 The growing number of exclusions are shrinking the pool of candidates who can participate in trials and causing delays in drug development. David Gerber, STAT, "Unnecessary exclusions shut patients out of clinical trials," 5 Apr. 2018 There is a whole list of exclusions: law enforcement and first-responders, meter readers, missionaries, Girl Scouts and other door-knockers, bail bondsmen, tenants with a valid lease. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Trespass bill could be changed again — endangering chances it will pass this session | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 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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