exclusion

[ ik-skloo-zhuhn ]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of excluding.

  2. the state of being excluded.

  1. Physiology. a keeping apart; blocking of an entrance.

Origin of exclusion

1
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin exclūsiōn- (stem of exclūsiō ), equivalent to exclūs(us) (past participle of exclūdere “to shut out”; see exclude) + -iōn- -ion

Other words from exclusion

  • ex·clu·sion·ar·y, adjective
  • non·ex·clu·sion, noun
  • pre·ex·clu·sion, noun
  • self-ex·clu·sion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for exclusion

exclusion

/ (ɪkˈskluːʒən) /


noun
  1. the act or an instance of excluding or the state of being excluded

Derived forms of exclusion

  • exclusionary, adjective

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