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ex

1
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /
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preposition
Finance. without, not including, or without the right to have: ex interest; ex rights.
Commerce. free of charges to the purchaser until the time of removal from a specified place or thing: ex ship; ex warehouse; ex elevator.
(in U.S. colleges and universities) from, but not graduated with, the class of: ex '47.
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Origin of ex

1
First recorded in 1835–45; from Latin; see ex-1

Other definitions for ex (2 of 10)

ex2
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /

noun Informal.
a former spouse or a former partner in a long-term romantic relationship; ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover.

Origin of ex

2
First recorded in 1820–30; by shortening

Other definitions for ex (3 of 10)

ex3
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /

noun
the letter X, x.

Other definitions for ex (4 of 10)

ex4
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /

adjective Slang.

Origin of ex

4
First recorded in 1920–25; by shortening

Other definitions for ex (5 of 10)

EX

abbreviation
Biology, Ecology. extinct (def. 2).

Other definitions for ex (6 of 10)

ex-1

a prefix meaning “out of,” “from,” and hence “utterly,” “thoroughly,” and sometimes meaning “not” or “without” or indicating a former title, status, etc.; freely used as an English formative: exstipulate; exterritorial; ex-president (former president); ex-member; ex-wife.
Also e-1, ef-.

Origin of ex-

1
<Latin, combining form of ex, ē (preposition) out (of), from, beyond

Other definitions for ex (7 of 10)

ex-2

variant of exo-.

Other definitions for ex (8 of 10)

ex-3

a prefix identical in meaning with ex- 1, occurring before vowels in words of Greek origin: exarch; exegesis.
Also ec-.

Origin of ex-

3
From Greek combining form of ex, ek, “out (of), from, beyond”; see ec-, ex-1

Other definitions for ex (9 of 10)

ex.

abbreviation

Other definitions for ex (10 of 10)

Ex.

abbreviation Bible.
Exodus.
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How to use ex in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ex (1 of 5)

ex1
/ (ɛks) /

preposition
finance not participating in; excluding; withoutex bonus; ex dividend; ex rights
commerce without charge to the buyer until removed fromex quay; ex ship; ex works

Word Origin for ex

C19: from Latin: out of, from

British Dictionary definitions for ex (2 of 5)

ex2
/ (ɛks) /

noun
informal (a person's) former wife, husband, etc
Canadian short for examination

British Dictionary definitions for ex (3 of 5)

ex-1

prefix
out of; outside of; fromexclosure; exurbia
formerex-wife

Word Origin for ex-

from Latin, from ex (prep), identical in meaning and origin with Greek ex, ek; see ec-

British Dictionary definitions for ex (4 of 5)

ex-2

combining form
a variant of exo- exergonic

British Dictionary definitions for ex (5 of 5)

Ex.
/ Bible /

abbreviation for
Exodus
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Medical definitions for ex

ex-

pref.
Outside; out of; away from:excementosis.
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