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exclusive

adjective uk   /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/ us  

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 social class: an exclusive private club 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 service charges?mutually exclusive not possible at the same time: Some people think that uncontrolled economic growth and environmental stability are mutually exclusive.
exclusivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌek.skluːˈsɪv.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/ ( also exclusiveness,   /-nəs/   )
the quality of being exclusive

exclusive

noun [C] uk   /ɪkˈskluː.sɪv/ us  
a story that is published in one magazine, website, etc., and no others: The newspaper published an exclusive about the escape.
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