Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pre-exceptional”

pre-exceptional

adjective [before noun]    
ACCOUNTING used in financial reports to describe results that are based on a company's normal activities, without considering exceptional items (= items that relate to unusual events that do not happen regularly) such as the sale of assets: Group pre-exceptional profits rose 12% to £243.8 million.
(Definition of pre-exceptional adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pre-exceptional

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More