What does exclusion mean?

Definitions for exclusion
ɪkˈsklu ʒənex·clu·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exclusionnoun

    the state of being excluded

  2. excommunication, exclusion, censurenoun

    the state of being excommunicated

  3. exception, exclusion, elisionnoun

    a deliberate act of omission

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

  4. ejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddancenoun

    the act of forcing out someone or something

    "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school"


  1. exclusionnoun

    The act of excluding or shutting out; removal from consideration or taking part.

  2. exclusionnoun

    The act of pushing or forcing something out.

  3. exclusionnoun

    An item not covered by an insurance policy.

  4. Etymology: From exclusionem, from excludere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exclusionnoun

    Etymology: from exclude.

    In bodies that need detention of spirits, the exclusion of the air doth good; but in bodies that need emission of spirits, it doth hurt. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 343.

    If he is for an entire exclusion of fear, which is supposed to have some influence in every law, he opposes himself to every government. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 31.

    There was a question also asked at the table; whether the French king would agree to have the disposing of the marriage of Bretagne, with an exception and exclusion that he should not marry her himself. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    How were it possible the womb should contain the child, nay sometimes twins, ’till they come to their due perfection and maturity for exclusion? John Ray, on the Creation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exclusionnoun

    the act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring; rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded

  2. Exclusionnoun

    the act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb

  3. Exclusionnoun

    thing emitted

  4. Etymology: [L. exclusio: cf. F. exclusion. See Exclude.]


  1. Exclusion

    Deepa Mehta's upcoming film Exclusion is based on the history of the Komagata Maru incident. Gaurav Seth is one of the writers for the cinematic project. Akshay Kumar has stated his intention to join the production. This film is in development. IMDB currently has a 2014 timeline for the film.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exclusion' in Nouns Frequency: #2132

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of exclusion in a Sentence

  1. Your Child:

    Parents say 'Be nice!' and then they contribute to the exclusion of low-status, 'unpopular/weird' kids in the way they form car pools; allow parties to come together; witness exclusion and do nothing about it; or even join in mean behavior by gossiping along with their kids.

  2. John Richardson:

    We would hope to have an approach that would ... include us a primary partner but not necessarily to the exclusion of other partners in the region.

  3. David Cortman:

    This religious exclusion wrongfully sends a message that some children are less worthy of protection simply because they enjoy recreation on a playground owned by a church.


    conglomerhates-this is a term that I coined while noticing the umbrella strategy under which certain entities in the -murderous music industry- steal the wailers reggae legacy. it was also a strategy developedin the early 1800's by which some sets of folks joined forces with each other to the exclusion of some, thereby monopolizing the market. today, we see the umg/bmg system of music and entertainment conglomerhates/conglomerates- doing the same thing.

  5. Robert Lighthizer:

    If the duty rate on the $200 billion tariff actions is raised to 25 percent, USTR will initiate an appropriate exclusion process.

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    causing disapproval or protest
    • A. suspicious
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. sought
    • D. witless

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