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

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AbbVie hoped the treatment would help offset the loss of exclusivity of its top-selling drug, Humira. Maria Armental, WSJ, "AbbVie to Record $4 Billion Impairment on Stemcentrx Assets," 4 Jan. 2019 Should the Xbox version's console exclusivity period have a one-year time span, that would point to a possible December 12, 2018, release date for PUBG's PS4 version. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "PUBG’s “console exclusivity” may soon end, as loud hints of a PS4 version mount," 5 Nov. 2018 Now, the exclusivity period appears to be over, and beta invite codes are going out to select users of non-Samsung phones like the Google Pixel 2 XL. Nick Statt, The Verge, "How to install Fortnite on Android," 13 Aug. 2018 GlobalFoundries, a smaller American competitor, argues that TSMC is deliberately increasing these costs, using loyalty rebates, exclusivity clauses and penalties. The Economist, "TSMC is about to become the world’s most advanced chipmaker," 5 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of exclusivity

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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