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 DP World has separately sued China Merchants for breach of exclusivity in moving containers in and out of Djibouti. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Djibouti Rejects Court Ruling to Hand Back Container Terminal," 17 Jan. 2020 The brand is still fostering a sense of exclusivity: Peloton Digital lacks some key social features of a full-fledged Peloton equipment-and-membership combo. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Peloton for All? The High-End Fitness Company’s IPO Hints at a Tesla Strategy," 24 Sep. 2019 In the film, Grizabella is brought back [into the fold] by this newcomer [Victoria], who questions the exclusivity, the notion of the tribe. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Serious Conversation With the Man Who Made Cats," 26 Dec. 2019 The key to wooing the Indian audience seems to be exclusivity. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "The secret sauce for Hotstar’s success: exclusive partnerships," 11 Dec. 2019 But apparently, while receiving all those reactions to its viral ad, Peloton didn’t think to sign Ruiz to a period of exclusivity. James Hibberd, EW.com, "Peloton Bike wife stars in new viral ad hinting she dumped husband," 7 Dec. 2019 The major exhibitors typically insist on a 72-day period of exclusivity for the films that play on their screens. Nicole Sperling, New York Times, "Inside the Debate Between Netflix and Big Theater Chains Over ‘The Irishman’," 1 Nov. 2019 Though this elite squad’s playing is top notch, their concerts can give off the air of exclusivity, strictly for those who know to seek them out. BostonGlobe.com, "With Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the harpsichord definitely isn’t Baroque - The Boston Globe," 22 Oct. 2019 That means major theater chains, which insist on a three-month window of exclusivity, refuse to show Netflix movies. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Irishman Makes Perfect Sense for Netflix," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of exclusivity

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2020

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“Exclusivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusivity. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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