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English definition of “exclusive”

exclusive

adjective (NOT INCLUDING)    /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/
exclusive of sth C2 not including something: Is the total exclusive of service charges?Excluding mutually exclusive not possible at the same time: Some people think that uncontrolled economic growth and environmental stability are mutually exclusive.Excluding exclusivity     /ˌek.skluːˈsɪv.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] (also exclusiveness, /-nəs/ ) the quality of being exclusiveExcluding
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