[ ik-skloo-siv, -ziv ]
/ ɪkˈsklu sɪv, -zɪv /



Journalism. a piece of news, or the reporting of a piece of news, obtained by a newspaper or other news organization, along with the privilege of using it first.
an exclusive right or privilege: to have an exclusive on providing fuel oil to the area.

Origin of exclusive

1400–50; 1900–05 for def 13; late Middle English (adj.) < Medieval Latin exclūsīvus. See exclusion, -ive

ANTONYMS FOR exclusive


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Examples from the Web for non-exclusive

  • Charmian perceived at once that this was one of Adelaide's non-exclusive parties.

    The Way of Ambition|Robert Hichens
  • For non-exclusive rights the patentee should ask about one-half of that for exclusive rights.

  • If a photograph is offered for the exclusive use of one magazine it may bring a higher price than if it were non-exclusive.

    Making Your Camera Pay|Frederick C. Davis

British Dictionary definitions for non-exclusive

/ (ɪkˈskluːsɪv) /



an exclusive story; a story reported in only one newspaper

Derived forms of exclusive

exclusively, adverbexclusivity (ˌɛkskluːˈsɪvɪtɪ) or exclusiveness, noun
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