What does exception mean?

Definitions for exception
ɪkˈsɛp ʃənex·cep·tion

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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"

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.

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  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.

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  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.

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  4. exception(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From the exceptio.

  5. exception(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. Exception(noun)

    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.

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

How to pronounce exception?

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How to say exception in sign language?

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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. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff:

    Those arguments you've heard are almost completely false, with only one exception, and when you see the transcripts, and we expect to begin releasing them as early as next week, you'll see that the Republicans have every bit as much time to ask questions.

  3. Samantha Power:

    Qassem Soleimani is subject to a United Nations travel ban and this travel ban requires all states to prohibit Qassem Soleimani from traveling to their nation and the only exception to United Nations is if the Iran sanctions committee grants an exemption.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Every other candidate, maybe with the exception of (Ohio Gov.) John Kasich, is in the witness protection program because they sense the anger and they're worried about it, so they pull back rather than persuade. I'm not going to do that. I have to be elected on my own terms. The only way you get elected is to be authentic and genuine. And I think immigration done right is a huge driver for our success ultimately as a nation. It's what makes us different in so many ways.

  5. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    I expect the highest possible standards of conduct from the men and women in this department, particularly from those serving in the most senior positions, there is no exception.

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