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Meaning of exclusion by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin exclusionem, from excludere .


    exclusion ( countable and uncountable; plural: exclusions )

    1. The act of excluding or shutting out; removal from consideration or taking part. [from 17th c.]
    2. ( obsolete ) The act of pushing or forcing something out. [17th-19th c.]
    3. An item not covered by an insurance policy. [from 20th c.]


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Explanation of exclusion by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of forcing out someone or something

    2. a deliberate act of omission

    3. the state of being excluded

    4. the state of being excommunicated

    Definition of exclusion by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Exclusion n. [L. exclusio: cf. F. exclusion. See Exclude.]
      1. 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.

      His sad exclusion from the doors of bliss. Milton.

      The exclusion of the duke from the crown of England and Ireland. Hume.

      2. ( Physiol. ) The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb.

      3. Thing emitted. Sir T. Browne.