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exclusion

[ ik-skloo-zhuhn ]
/ ɪkˈsklu ʒən /
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noun

an act or instance of excluding.
the state of being excluded.
Physiology. a keeping apart; blocking of an entrance.

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Origin of exclusion

1375–1425; late Middle English <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, adjectivenon·ex·clu·sion, nounpre·ex·clu·sion, nounself-ex·clu·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exclusion

exclusion
/ (ɪkˈskluːʒən) /

noun

the act or an instance of excluding or the state of being excluded

Derived forms of exclusion

exclusionary, adjective
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Medical definitions for exclusion

exclusion
[ ĭk-sklōōzhən ]

n.

Surgical isolation of a part or segment without removal from the body.
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