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exclude

[ik-sklood] /ɪkˈsklud/
verb (used with object), excluded, excluding.
1.
to shut or keep out; prevent the entrance of.
2.
to shut out from consideration, privilege, etc.:
Employees and their relatives were excluded from participation in the contest.
3.
to expel and keep out; thrust out; eject:
He was excluded from the club for infractions of the rules.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin exclūdere to shut out, cut off, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -clūdere (combining form of claudere to close)
Related forms
excluder, noun
exclusory
[ik-skloo-suh-ree, -zuh-ree] /ɪkˈsklu sə ri, -zə ri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
preexclude, verb (used with object), preexcluded, preexcluding.
unexcluded, adjective
unexcluding, adjective
Synonyms
1. bar, prohibit, except, omit, preclude. 3. reject.
Antonyms
1. include.
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Examples from the web for excluding
  • Mathematicians define a perfect number as positive integer that is the sum of it's positive divisors excluding the number itself.
  • He got his pack down to around twelve pounds, excluding food and water.
  • The lyric poem wants to be a complete world, excluding all others, if only for the duration of the reading.
  • And experts say that excluding the new format leads to a distorted sense of what's popular with the public.
  • And there is also a risk of excluding creditworthy borrowers, particularly first-time buyers and the self-employed.
  • If they are excluding lots of pupils, that will be obvious too.
  • So central bankers should in principle focus on core inflation, excluding volatile supply-driven price changes for food and fuel.
  • If they are a means of excluding outsiders, they can be stultifying.
  • excluding special items, earnings are expected to fall below previous expectations.
  • Private-sector employment, excluding construction, grew for the second straight month.
British Dictionary definitions for excluding

excluding

/ɪkˈskluːdɪŋ/
preposition
1.
excepting

exclude

/ɪkˈskluːd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to keep out; prevent from entering
2.
to reject or not consider; leave out
3.
to expel forcibly; eject
4.
to debar from school, either temporarily or permanently, as a form of punishment
Derived Forms
excludable, excludible, adjective
excluder, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin exclūdere, from claudere to shut
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Word Origin and History for excluding

exclude

v.

mid-14c., from Latin excludere "keep out, shut out, hinder," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + claudere "to close, shut" (see close (v.)). Related: Excluded; excluding.

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