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.

  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.

  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.

  4. exceptionnoun

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

  5. exceptionnoun

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

  6. Etymology: From the exceptio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exceptionnoun

    Etymology: from except; exceptio, Latin.

    When God renewed this charter of man’s sovereignty over the creatures to Noah and his family, we find no exception at all; but that Cham stood as fully invested with this right as any of his brethren. Robert South, Sermons.

    Let the money be raised on land, with an exception to some of the more barren parts, that might be tax-free. Addison.

    Pleads, in exception to all gen’ral rules,
    Your taste of follies with our scorn of fools. Alexander Pope, Epistles.

    Every act of parliament was not previous to what it enacted; unless those two, by which the earl of Strafford and sir John Fenwick lost their heads may pass for exceptions. Jonathan Swift.

    Who first taught souls enslav’d, and realms undone,
    Th’ enormous faith of many made for one;
    That proud exception to all nature’s laws,
    T’ invert the world and counterwork its cause. Alexander Pope, Essays.

    Your assertion hath drawn us to make search whether these be just exceptions against the customs of our church, when ye plead that they are the same which the church of Rome hath, or that they are not the same which some other reformed churches have devised. Richard Hooker, Preface.

    He may have exceptions peremptory against the jurors, of which he then shall shew cause. Edmund Spenser.

    Revelations will soon be discerned to be extremely conducible to reforming men’s lives, such as will answer all objections and exceptions of flesh and blood against it. Henry Hammond.

    I will answer what exceptions they can have against our account, and confute all the reasons and explications they can give of their own. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    I fear’d to shew my father Julia’s letter,
    Lest he should take exceptions to my love. William Shakespeare.

    He first took exception at this badge,
    Pronouncing, that the paleness of this flow’r
    Bewray’d the faintness of my master’s heart. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    Rodorigo, thou hast taken against me an exception; but I protest I have dealt most directly in thy affair. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    He gave sir James Tirrel great thanks; but took exception to the place of their burial, being too base for them that were king’s children. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

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

  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

  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

  4. Exceptionnoun

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

  5. 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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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

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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. Hillary Clinton on Sunday:

    That is the exception that I still am struggling with, and it would only be in the federal system.

  2. Audrey Gaughran:

    Even though we've highlighted some of the negative developments... I think we would always highlight that there are positive developments, across the board, with the exception of Europe and Central Asia there were fewer reports of executions in every region.

  3. Victor Hugo:

    To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.

  4. Abigail Disney:

    We've unequivocally demonstrated our ability to operate responsibly with strict health and safety protocols in place at all of our theme parks worldwide, with the exception of Disneyland Resort in California.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

    Congress can simply not look the other way. There is no political convenience exception to the Constitution of the United States of America.

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