Definitions for exceptionɪkˈsɛp ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•cep•tionɪkˈsɛp ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of excepting or the fact of being excepted.

  2. something excepted; an instance or case not conforming to the general rule.

  3. an adverse criticism, esp. on a particular point; opposition of opinion; objection; demurral.

  4. an objection, as to a ruling of the court during a trial. the notation in the court record of such an objection.

    Category: Law

Idioms for exception:

  1. take exception, to make an objection; demur. to take offense.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of exception:

1350–1400; ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exception, exclusion, elision(noun)

    a deliberate act of omission

    "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"

  2. exception(noun)

    an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization

    "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule"

  3. exception(noun)

    grounds for adverse criticism

    "his authority is beyond exception"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exception(noun)ɪkˈsɛp ʃən

    sb or sth that is not included in a group, rule, etc.

    the exception to the rule; With the exception of squid, I love seafood.

  2. exceptionɪkˈsɛp ʃən

    allow to not be included in a rule

    I don't see why they should make an exception for him

Wiktionary

  1. exception(Noun)

    The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.

  2. exception(Noun)

    That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.

  3. exception(Noun)

    An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.

  4. exception(Noun)

    An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; usually followed by to or against.

  5. exception(Noun)

    An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.

  6. Origin: From the exceptio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exception(noun)

    the act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule

  2. Exception(noun)

    that which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions

  3. Exception(noun)

    an objection, oral or written, taken, in the course of an action, as to bail or security; or as to the decision of a judge, in the course of a trail, or in his charge to a jury; or as to lapse of time, or scandal, impertinence, or insufficiency in a pleading; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts something before granted

  4. Exception(noun)

    an objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against

Freebase

  1. Exception

    "Exception" is a pop rock song recorded by the Swedish pop/rock music singer Ana Johnsson. The song was released as second single from her second studio album Little Angel on October 11, 2006. Her official Swedish website also posted that the song it to be the theme song to the Swedish thriller movie Exit, which premiered October 6, 2006 in Sweden. The single debuted at number ten in the Swedish Singles Charts. In Japan, the song debuted at number 69 in the chart and moved up to number 65 in its next week. Swedish singer Dilba co-wrote the song with Johnsson and provides some of the backing vocals on the track. Kasper Lindgren from Prime STH plays the drums on the track.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exception' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3387

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exception' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3504

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exception' in Nouns Frequency: #1039


Translations for exception

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

exception(noun)

something or someone not included

They all work hard, without exception; With the exception of Jim we all went home early.

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