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Meaning of EXCLUSION

Pronunciation:  ik'skloozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of expelling someone
  2. [n]  a deliberate act of omission; "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"
  3. [n]  the state of being excluded
  4. [n]  the state of being excommunicated

EXCLUSION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: censure, ejection, elision, exception, excommunication, expulsion, riddance
 Antonyms: inclusion
 See Also: banishment, banishment, barring, blackball, Coventry, debarment, deportation, omission, ostracism, ostracism, ouster, ousting, proscription, rejection, situation, state of affairs



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*clu"sion\, n. [L. exclusio: cf. F. exclusion. See
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.

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