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"exclusive" in British English

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exclusiveadjective

uk   /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/ 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 interview
B2 expensive and only for people who are rich or of a high social class: an exclusive private club an exclusive part of town

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exclusivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌek.skluːˈsɪv.ə.ti/ us   /ˌek.skluːˈsɪv.ə.t̬i/ also exclusiveness, uk   /-nəs/ us  
the quality of being exclusive

exclusivenoun [C]

uk   /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/ us   /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/
a story that is published in one magazine, website, etc., and no others: The newspaper published 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 provides goods and services for a limited number 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   /ɪksˈkluːsɪv/ us  
limited to only one person, group of people, or organization: an exclusive agreement/contract/deal The licence provides the company with an exclusive 12-year agreement for gambling rights 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 marketing director 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 social class: an exclusive area/hotel/shop The estate agent described the houses as "an exclusive development of detached executive 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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