Definition of exclusion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːʒn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːʒn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] exclusion (of somebody/something) (from something) the act of preventing somebody/something from entering a place or taking part in something He was disappointed with his exclusion from the England squad. Exclusion of air creates a vacuum in the bottle. Memories of the past filled her mind to the exclusion of all else. opposite inclusion
  2. 2[countable] a person or thing that is not included in something Check the list of exclusions in the insurance policy.
  3. 3[uncountable] exclusion (of something) the act of deciding that something is not possible the exclusion of robbery as a motive
  4. 4[uncountable, countable] (British English) a situation in which a child is banned from attending school because of bad behaviour the exclusion of disruptive students from school Two exclusions from one school in the same week is unusual. See related entries: School life, Access to education
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin exclusio(n-), from excludere ‘shut out’, from ex- ‘out’ + claudere ‘to shut’.Extra examples Don’t revise a few topics to the exclusion of all others. an exclusion order to keep your partner out of your home disciplinary measures including exclusion from school the problem of social exclusion women’s continued exclusion from political life
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