Exclusive definitions

ĭk-sklo͝o'sĭv
Excluding or tending to exclude.

Exclusive barriers.

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Not allowing something else; incompatible.

Mutually exclusive conditions.

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Not divided or shared with others.

Exclusive publishing rights.

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Not accompanied by others; single or sole.

Your exclusive function.

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Complete; undivided.

Gained their exclusive attention.

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Not including the specified extremes or limits, but only the area between them.

10–14, exclusive; that is, 11, 12, and 13.

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Excluding some or most, as from membership or participation.

An exclusive club.

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Catering to a wealthy clientele; expensive.

Exclusive shops.

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Relating to or being a first person plural pronoun that excludes the addressee, such as we in the sentence Pat and I are in town, so we can meet you for lunch.
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A news item initially released to only one publication or broadcaster.
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An exclusive right or privilege, as to market a product.
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Excluding or tending to exclude all others; shutting out other considerations, happenings, existences, etc.

An exclusive interest in sports.

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Excluding all but what is specified.

“only” is an exclusive particle.

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Given or belonging to no other; not shared or divided; sole.

An exclusive right to sell something.

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Dealing only in costly items.

An exclusive shop.

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Being the only one of its kind.

An exclusive dress.

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Something exclusive.
  • A news item, feature, etc. printed or broadcast by only one newspaper, station, etc.
  • An exclusive right, as to the sale of something.
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The definition of exclusive is something that prevents other things from being true or something that is limited in number or the only source of something or something restricted to a limited number of people.

An example of exclusive is the belief or non-belief in the death penalty.

An example of exclusive is a print by a rare artist of which only five copies were made.

An example of exclusive is when a reporter is the only one with a story on the subject.

An example of exclusive is a country club that is limited only to the wealthy.

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(literally) Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
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(figuratively) Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.

Exclusive clubs tend to serve exclusive brands of food and drinks, in the same exorbitant price range, such as the 'finest' French châteaux.

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Excluding certain people or groups, as for social or economic reasons.

An exclusive club.

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Snobbish; undemocratic.
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Whole, undivided, entire.

The teacher's pet commands the teacher's exclusive attention.

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Information (an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively.

The editor agreed to keep a lid on a potentially distastrous political scoop in exchange for an exclusive of a happier nature.

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(grammar) A word or phrase that restricts something, such as only, solely, or simply.
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Origin of exclusive

From Latin exclūsīvus, from excludere (“to shut out, exclude”), from ex- (“out”) + variant form of verb claudere (“to close, shut”).