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English definition of “exception”
/ɪkˈsep·ʃən/ n [C/U]
› something that is not included, or the action of not including something: [C] We don’t usually accept late applications, but since you were so sick I’ll make an exception (= do something different from what is usual). [C] Teen movies usually aren’t very good, but this one is an exception to the rule. [U] Every apple in the box, without exception, was rotten.