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"exclusive" in British English

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exclusiveadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/
  • exclusive adjective (ONLY FOR SOME)

C1 limited to only one ​person or ​group of ​people: This ​room is for the exclusive use of ​guests. an exclusive interviewB2 expensive and only for ​people who are ​rich or of a high ​socialclass: an exclusive ​privateclub an exclusive ​part of ​town

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  • exclusive adjective (NOT INCLUDING)

exclusive of sth C2 not ​including something: Is the ​total exclusive of ​servicecharges?mutually exclusive not ​possible at the same ​time: Some ​peoplethink that ​uncontrolledeconomicgrowth and ​environmentalstability are ​mutually exclusive.
exclusivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌek.skluːˈsɪv.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ (also exclusiveness, uk   /-nəs/ us   )
the ​quality of being exclusive

exclusivenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/
a ​story that is ​published in one ​magazine, ​website, etc., and no ​others: The ​newspaperpublished an exclusive about the ​escape.
(Definition of exclusive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exclusive" in American English

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exclusiveadjective

 us   /ɪkˈsklu·sɪv/
limited to only one ​person or ​group of ​people: The ​pool is for the exclusive use of ​residents of Springfield. A ​place that is exclusive ​providesgoods and ​services for a ​limitednumber of ​people, esp. those who are ​wealthy: an exclusive ​club
(Definition of exclusive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exclusive" in Business English

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exclusiveadjective

uk   us   /ɪksˈkluːsɪv/
limited to only one ​person, ​group of ​people, or ​organization: an exclusive agreement/contract/deal The ​licenceprovides the ​company with an exclusive 12-year ​agreement for ​gamblingrights on the island.exclusive rights/an exclusive licence to do sth They have been given exclusive ​rights to ​distribute replicas of the ​ring. He seems to have exclusive ​access to the ​boss. Dedicate a ​computer, ​phone, and ​fax for your exclusive use.exclusive to sb/sth She was approached by the ​marketingdirector to ​create a ​line of shoes exclusive to the ​stores.
expensive and of a high ​quality, and therefore only for ​people who are ​rich or of a high ​socialclass: an exclusive ​area/​hotel/​shop The ​estateagent described the ​houses as "an exclusive ​development of ​detachedexecutive homes with views of the river".
relating to something that is the only ​official one of its ​type: an exclusive distributor/provider/supplier The ​agreement makes GE the exclusive ​supplier on the new jet.
exclusive of sth not ​including something: The ​price is £315.00 exclusive of ​VAT.
mutually exclusive not possible at the same ​time: Ethics, ​values, and high ​performance are not mutually exclusive.
(Definition of exclusive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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