- The definition of an exit is a departure or a place for a departure.
An example of an exit is door to use to leave a building.
- Exit is defined as to leave or go out of.
An example of to exit is to walk out of a door.
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- an actor's departure from the stage
- a going out; departure
- a way out; doorway or passage leading out
Origin: L, 3d pers. sing., pres. indic., of exirehe (or she) leaves the stage: a direction in a play script
- ☆ a ramp or road leading from an expressway
Origin: Classical Latin exitus, origin, originally past participle of exire, to go out ; from ex-, out plush ire, to go ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ei- from source year, Sanskrit ḗmi, Gothic iddja (I went)
- to leave (a building, road, vehicle, etc.): she will exit the plane at Atlanta
- Comput. to finish using and close (a program)
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- The act of going away or out.
- A passage or way out: an emergency exit in a theater; took the second exit on the throughway.
- The departure of a performer from the stage.
- To go out of; leave: exited the plane through a rear door.
- Computer Science To terminate the execution of (an application): exited the subroutine.
Origin: From Latin, third person sing. of exīre, to go out : ex-, ex- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 2, from Latin exitus, from past participle of exīre.
exit - Computer Definition
(1) To get out of the current mode or quit the program. Contrast with launch.
(2) A DOS/Windows command that exits the command prompt.
(3) An instruction that terminates a script or program. The exit command may take a numeric argument to identify the reason for ending. For example, a "0" is often assigned to a normal close. Other exits are given different numbers by the programmer to identify which part of the program could no longer handle the current inputs and had to abnormally terminate.
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