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Meaning of “ex” in the English Dictionary

"ex" in British English

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exnoun [C]

uk   us   /eks/ informal
Someone's ex is a ​person who was ​theirwife, ​husband, or ​partner in the past: Is she still in ​touch with her ex?

ex-prefix

uk   us   /eks-/
(Definition of ex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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exnoun [C]

 us   /eks/ (plural exes) infml
someone you are no ​longermarried to

ex-prefix

 us   /eks/
used to show that someone is no ​longer in the ​situation or ​condition the ​person had been in; ​former : The ​governor of Minnesota is an ex-wrestler.
(Definition of ex from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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expreposition

uk   us   /eks/
not ​including a particular ​amount: It only ​costs £249 ex ​VAT!
TRANSPORT used for ​stating that the ​price of ​goodsincludestransport to a particular ​place, and then ​transportarrangements and ​costs are the buyer's ​responsibility: For ​units to be ​shipped ex Dublin, the ​units have to be ​booked before 1200 on Saturday.

ex-prefix

uk   us   /eks-/
FINANCE used to ​mean 'not ​including', to show that a particular ​right or ​advantage belongs to the ​seller and is not ​included in the ​sale or ​price of an ​investment: When a ​share goes ex-dividend, the ​purchaser is no ​longerentitled to receive the company's ​currentdividend.
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used before a ​jobtitle or ​relationship to show that someone had that ​job or ​relationship in the past but does not have it now: He ​ended up ​suing his ex-boss for ​unpaidwages. an ex-colleague Formal ​complaints were made against the ex-chairmen and the ex-chief ​executive.
(Definition of ex from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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