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ex1

[eks] /ɛks/
preposition
1.
Finance. without, not including, or without the right to have:
ex interest; ex rights.
2.
Commerce. free of charges to the purchaser until the time of removal from a specified place or thing:
ex ship; ex warehouse; ex elevator.
3.
(in U.S. colleges and universities) from, but not graduated with, the class of:
ex '47.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < L. See ex-1

ex2

[eks] /ɛks/
noun
1.
the letter X, x.

ex3

[eks] /ɛks/
noun, Informal.
1.
a former spouse or a former partner in a long-term romantic relationship; ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover.
Origin
1820-30; by shortening

ex4

[eks] /ɛks/
adjective, Slang.
1.
excellent (def 1).
Origin
by shortening

ex-1

1.
a prefix meaning “out of,” “from,” and hence “utterly,” “thoroughly,” and sometimes meaning “not” or “without” or indicating a former title, status, etc.; freely used as an English formative: exstipulate; exterritorial; ex-president (former president); ex-member; ex-wife .
Also, e-1 , ef-.
Origin
< Latin, combining form of ex, ē (preposition) out (of), from, beyond

ex-2

1.
variant of exo-.

ex-3

1.
a prefix identical in meaning with ex- 1, occurring before vowels in words of Greek origin: exarch; exegesis .
Also, ec-.
Origin
< Gk combining form of ex, ek, out (of), from, beyond; see ec-, ex-1

Ex.

1.

ex.

2.
examined.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
executed.
9.
10.
11.
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  • He described the director as crazy a poet, ex painter and friend of fellini.
British Dictionary definitions for ex

ex1

/ɛks/
preposition
1.
(finance) not participating in; excluding; without: ex bonus, ex dividend, ex rights
2.
(commerce) without charge to the buyer until removed from: ex quay, ex ship, ex works
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: out of, from

ex2

/ɛks/
noun
1.
(informal) (a person's) former wife, husband, etc
2.
(Canadian) short for examination

ex-1

prefix
1.
out of; outside of; from: exclosure, exurbia
2.
former: ex-wife
Word Origin
from Latin, from ex (prep), identical in meaning and origin with Greek ex, ek; see ec-

ex-2

combining form
1.
a variant of exo- exergonic

Ex.

abbreviation
1.
Exodus
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Word Origin and History for ex
n.

1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; ultimately from Latin ex (see ex-). Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial senses for "from, out of."

ex-

word-forming element, in English meaning mainly "out of, from," but also "upwards, completely, deprive of, without," and "former;" from Latin ex "out of, from within," from PIE *eghs "out" (cf. Gaulish ex-, Old Irish ess-, Old Church Slavonic izu, Russian iz). In some cases also from Greek cognate ex, ek. PIE *eghs had comparative form *eks-tero and superlative *eks-t(e)r-emo-.

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ex in Medicine

ex- pref.
Outside; out of; away from: excementosis.

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Slang definitions & phrases for ex

ex

noun

A former wife or husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, etc: He introduced his ex rather casually, considering they were together 27 years (1929+)


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Related Abbreviations for ex

Ex

Exodus

ex.

  1. examination
  2. example
  3. except
  4. exception
  5. exchange
  6. executive
  7. exercise
  8. express
  9. extra
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