ex·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty | \ ˌek-ˌsklü-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce exclusivity (audio) , ik-, -ˈzi- \
plural exclusivities

Definition of exclusivity

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 Find cultural waves, breaking news, product innovations, top-ten lists and influencer topics that appeal to our innate curiosity, then drive them deeper into the funnel with exclusivity, and end with limited time to activate. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 17 May 2022 But exclusivity has its price, and this Ferrari is estimated to fetch as much as $7 million. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 9 May 2022 Alex Forestier Intimidation associated with exclusivity is something Shequeita is all too familiar with. Sunset Magazine, 5 May 2022 For years, the Los Angeles enclave synonymous with exclusivity and privilege has been building a network of surveillance cameras that today covers much of its bustling shopping district and many residential areas. Libor Janystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 Shallots are the cool kids with an air of exclusivity and elitism, often found hanging out in pairs. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Born in London, the brand quickly became synonymous with exclusivity — with membership limited to those in artistic fields, and only granted after a lengthy application process. Samantha Falewée, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2022 Still, Bandcamp's existing staff will need to clear the iffy reputation of Epic Games Store, damaged by its poor communication to its audience about issues like game exclusivity. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 2 Mar. 2022 According to Dominguez, the narrative perpetuates exclusivity and exclusion among the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Raphael Romero Ruiz, The Arizona Republic, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of exclusivity

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of exclusivity was in 1926

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21 May 2022

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“Exclusivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusivity. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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