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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On Friday, Lyft filed suit against San Francisco, saying the city had reneged on a contract guaranteeing it exclusivity for street bike rentals. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Lyft renames bike rentals as Bay Wheels," 11 June 2019 The tribes have argued their decades-old compacts with the state for gambling exclusivity should include sports betting. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Tolls, marijuana, sports betting: What happened with the major issues before the Connecticut legislature?," 9 June 2019 New Balance inked Leonard to a multi-year deal last November and undoubtedly wants to maximize the exclusivity—and accompanying value—of Leonard’s intellectual property. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Kawhi Leonard vs. Nike: Analyzing the Raptors' Star's Logo Lawsuit," 4 June 2019 Combined with the traditional AMG carbon-fiber and piano lacquer trim elements gives the roadster a touch of exclusivity. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Costs Almost $27,000 More than the Coupe," 30 May 2019 The Supratsi will likely quote the Supra's German-Japanese engineering pedigree, ostensibly more refined and detailed interior, and, for now anyway, exclusivity factor. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "2020 Toyota Supra and Chevrolet Camaro V-6 1LE by the Numbers: A Tale of Two Sixes and an $18K Price Difference," 16 May 2019 The permits might also attract hikers who ignore the warnings about difficulty, focused more of the exclusivity of the hike. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Despite Increased Safety, People Keep Getting Hurt at Yosemite's Half Dome," 3 May 2019 Touting exclusive, elite brands doesn't track with Spotify's vision of non-exclusivity and its necessity to turn a profit for investors. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Without Tuma Basa, What Role Will Spotify's Flagship Playlists Play In Its Public Future?," 2 Mar. 2018 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

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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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