exclusivity

noun

ex·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty ˌek-ˌsklü-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce exclusivity (audio)
ik-,
-ˈzi-
plural exclusivities
1
: the quality or state of being exclusive
2
: exclusive rights or services

Examples of exclusivity in a Sentence

a symbol of wealth and exclusivity
Recent Examples on the Web Both retailers’ growing stables of premier and emerging luxury brands could help Saks Global penetrate new regions while mitigating fights for exclusivity and regional licenses, Chen said. Vicki M. Young, Sourcing Journal, 5 July 2024 Kobayashi parted ways with Major League Eating (MLE) in 2010, after rejecting their contract because of its exclusivity clause. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 13 June 2024 After months of negotiations, including one month of exclusivity in those negotiations, Redstone bailed on a deal that would have sold her family’s National Amusements, Inc. movie-theater chain to the son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Brian Welk, IndieWire, 20 June 2024 Like all drugmakers, Novo will be keen to make the most of its period of drug exclusivity before competitors can make their own versions of the appetite suppressant. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for exclusivity 

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of exclusivity was in 1926

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“Exclusivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusivity. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

exclusivity

noun
ex·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty ˌeks-ˌklü-ˈsiv-ət-ē How to pronounce exclusivity (audio)
iks-,
-ˈziv-
plural exclusivities
1
: the quality or state of being exclusive
2
: exclusive rights or services

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