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EXCEPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exception mean? 

EXCEPTION (noun)
  The noun EXCEPTION has 3 senses:

1. a deliberate act of omission
2. an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
3. grounds for adverse criticism

  Familiarity information: EXCEPTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCEPTION (noun)


Sense 1exception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deliberate act of omission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

exception; elision; exclusion

Context example:

with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news

Hypernyms ("exception" is a kind of...):

omission (neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something)


Sense 2exception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context examples:

all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child / an exception tests the rule

Hypernyms ("exception" is a kind of...):

example; illustration; instance; representative (an item of information that is representative of a type)


Sense 3exception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grounds for adverse criticism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

his authority is beyond exception

Hypernyms ("exception" is a kind of...):

objection (the speech act of objecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exception"):

caption (taking exception; especially an quibble based on a captious argument)


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