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exception

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪkˈsepʃən/
someone or something that is not included in a rule, group, or list, or that does not behave in the expected way: Most of these states have moderate property taxes; Arizona's very high business property taxes are an exception. The condition covering cotton textiles was agreed as an exception to the general trade rules. Carriage is free on all orders with the exception of urgent deliveries. Businesses exist to make a profit, and banks are no exception.
IT a problem or special condition that stops a computer program from processing information in the normal way: The system identifies the point in the program where the exception occurred.
( also exclusion) INSURANCE a risk that is not included in an insurance policy: Medical insurance has more exceptions than most types of insurance.
LAW, PROPERTY a condition in a property agreement that limits an owner's rights
COMMERCE a note on a bill of lading stating that goods that have been received to be sent somewhere are damaged or less than the correct quantity
make an exception to not treat something or someone according to the usual rules: Most countries that ban the use of mobile phones while driving make an exception for hands-free phones.
Translations of “exception”
in Korean 예외…
in Arabic اسْتِثْناء…
in Portuguese exceção…
in Catalan excepció…
in Japanese 例外…
in Italian eccezione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 除外的人, 例外的事物…
in Russian исключение…
in Turkish istisna, hariç tutma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 除外的人, 例外的事物…
in Polish wyjątek…
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