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EXCLUSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exclusion mean? 

EXCLUSION (noun)
  The noun EXCLUSION has 4 senses:

1. the state of being excluded
2. the state of being excommunicated
3. a deliberate act of omission
4. the act of forcing out someone or something

  Familiarity information: EXCLUSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCLUSION (noun)


Sense 1exclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being excluded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

situation; state of affairs (the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time)

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

banishment; Coventry; ostracism (the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent))

debarment (the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices))

Antonym:

inclusion (the state of being included)


Sense 2exclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being excommunicated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

excommunication; censure; exclusion

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

rejection (the state of being rejected)


Sense 3exclusion [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 ("exclusion" is a kind of...):

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


Sense 4exclusion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of forcing out someone or something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

expulsion; ejection; riddance; exclusion

Context examples:

the ejection of troublemakers by the police / the child's expulsion from school

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

banishment; proscription (rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone)

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

defenestration (the act of throwing someone or something out of a window)

deportation (the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien)

ostracism (the act of excluding someone from society by general consent)

barring; blackball (the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto)

ouster; ousting (the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out)


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