Definition of except conjunction from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

except

 conjunction
conjunction
BrE BrE//ɪkˈsept//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsept//
 
 
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 except (that)… used before you mention something that makes a statement not completely true I didn't tell him anything except that I needed the money. Our dresses were the same except mine was red. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin except- ‘taken out’, from the verb excipere, from ex- ‘out of’ + capere ‘take’.
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