exceptionnoun [C or U]uk us /ɪkˈsep.ʃən/
- I wouldn't normally agree but I'll make an exception in this case.
- People must observe the law. Nobody should be an exception.
- With the exception of Jonathan Edwards, Britain had no likely medal winners in track and field.
- The manager only bends the rules as an absolute exception.
- A man who stays at home to look after the children is an exception, even today.