What does exception mean?

Definitions for exception
ɪkˈsɛp ʃənex·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exception, exclusion, elisionnoun

    a deliberate act of omission

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

  2. exceptionnoun

    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. exceptionnoun

    grounds for adverse criticism

    "his authority is beyond exception"

Wiktionary

  1. exceptionnoun

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

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  2. exceptionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  3. exceptionnoun

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

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  4. exceptionnoun

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

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  5. exceptionnoun

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

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceptionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. exceptio: cf. F. exception.]

  2. Exceptionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. exceptio: cf. F. exception.]

  3. Exceptionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. exceptio: cf. F. exception.]

  4. Exceptionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. exceptio: cf. F. exception.]

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.

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exception in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of exception in a Sentence

  1. Lisel Hintz:

    The border World War I refers to -- the Turkish-Syria border -- was established in 1923 with the Treaty of Lausanne and the founding of the Republic of Turkey. The exception to this is the province of Hatay, which passed from Syrian to Turkish control following a referendum.

  2. Jonathan McDowell:

    The line does blur sometimes, but that's very much the exception.

  3. Jonathan Turley:

    The language of Article II is quite explicit in giving the president a pardon power over federal offenses with the only exception related to impeachments. Donald Trump can certainly make a good-faith textual case for the right to self-pardon.

  4. Kevin Mayer:

    Might we from time to time make an exception like we did for 'The Simpsons'? Yes, but nothing is currently under consideration.

  5. Animal Assad:

    The Americans should leave. Somehow, they're going to leave. They came to Iraq with no legal basis, and look what happened to them. They have to learn their lesson. Iraq is no exception. Syria is no exception. People will not accept foreigners in this region any more.

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