exclusivity

noun
ex·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty | \ ˌek-ˌsklü-ˈsi-və-tē , 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

The magazine also points to UC San Diego’s exclusivity. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "UC San Diego medical school reaches for the top as it turns 50," 18 Mar. 2018 Construction on the $400 million expansion won’t be completed until 2023, but Lazenby is worried not so much about growing as about diluting the exclusivity of his offerings. Horacio Silva, Town & Country, "A Guide to Miami's Chicest Shopping Districts," 30 Nov. 2018 Mama Cax understands the exclusivity of her industry, too. Edward Lampley, Teen Vogue, "What It's Like to Be a Disabled Model in the Fashion Industry," 5 Sep. 2018 The Bottom Line The best diets promote inclusivity over exclusivity and rely heavily on produce. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The Best (And Worst!) Diets of 2019, According to a Registered Dietitian," 10 Dec. 2018 For this was a society founded on exclusivity, with floods of tears from those who didn’t receive an invitation to Mrs. Astor’s annual ball and replete with snubs that had to be swallowed. Anne De Courcy, WSJ, "‘What Would Mrs. Astor Do?’ Review: The Arbitress of the Gilded Age," 29 Nov. 2018 After the shift, Microsoft plans to end Edge’s Windows 10 desktop exclusivity by bringing it to Macs and older versions of Windows. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft Edge embraces open-source Chromium code, plans move to Windows 7, 8, and Macs," 6 Dec. 2018 But again, the whole thrust of Leaders Club is exclusivity. Ryan Craggs, Condé Nast Traveler, "Leading Hotels of the World Just Improved Its Loyalty Program," 3 Oct. 2018 Private clubs and resorts are generally known for their exclusivity and strict dress codes—and sometimes for their design. Kate Betts, ELLE Decor, "A Tour of the Impeccably-Designed Silo Ridge Private Club," 14 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of exclusivity

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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exclusivity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of exclusivity

: the quality or state of being exclusive : the quality of being limited to people of wealth or high social class

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