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Dictionary Definition

exclusively adv : without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him" [syn: entirely, solely, alone, only]

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  1. to the exclusion of anything or anyone else; solely or entirely


tothe exclusion of anything or anyone else
  • Dutch: uitsluitend
  • Portuguese: exclusivamente
  • Spanish: exclusivamente

Extensive Definition

Exclusive may refer to:
  • In journalism, exclusive can refer to information provided to or available from only one news outlet, such as an interview or photograph.
  • In the description of any formally defined set, the rules by which an object may be defined as excluded from the set are referred to as rules of exclusion.
  • In the description of a mathematical set, the term exclusive denotes that the endpoints of a range are not included within the set. For example, "the integers -2 to 2 exclusive" refers to the set ; the endpoints, -2 and 2, are excluded. The term is generally applied to discrete elements.
  • Exclusive or, an operator in Boolean logic
  • Exclusive we in linguistics refers to first-person non-singular pronouns that don't include the addressee, i.e. we excluding you
  • Exclusive (album), the name of R&B singer Chris Brown's second album
  • Exclusive (EP), an EP by U2
  • Exclusive (play), a 1989 play by Jeffrey Archer

Other uses

  • In marketing, "exclusive" can refer to products that are only available from select distributors or retailers, and have never been released before, or only at a particular event.
  • In tax rates, "exclusive" can refer to a tax system that does not include taxes owed as part of the base.
  • In dating, "exclusive" refers to the activity of dating one person, sometimes referred to as "going steady" or "seeing how things go."

See also

exclusively in Swedish: Exklusion

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