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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exclusive  \Ex*clu"sive\,  n. 
  One  of  a  coterie  who  exclude  others  one  who  from  real  of 
  affected  fastidiousness  limits  his  acquaintance  to  a  select 
  few 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exclusive  \Ex*clu"sive\a.  [Cf.  F.  exclusif.] 
  1.  Having  the  power  of  preventing  entrance;  debarring  from 
  participation  or  enjoyment;  possessed  and  enjoyed  to  the 
  exclusion  of  others  as  exclusive  bars;  exclusive 
  privilege;  exclusive  circles  of  society. 
 
  2.  Not  taking  into  the  account;  excluding  from  consideration; 
  --  opposed  to  inclusive;  as  five  thousand  troops, 
  exclusive  of  artillery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exclusive 
  adj  1:  not  divided  or  shared  with  others  "they  have  exclusive  use 
  of  the  machine";  "sole  rights  of  publication"  [syn:  {sole(a)}] 
  2:  excluding  much  or  all  especially  all  but  a  particular  group 
  or  minority;  "exclusive  clubs";  "an  exclusive  restaurants 
  and  shops"  [ant:  {inclusive}] 
  3:  not  divided  among  or  brought  to  bear  on  more  than  one  object 
  or  objective;  "judging  a  contest  with  a  single  eye";  "a 
  single  devotion  to  duty";  "undivided  affection";  "gained 
  their  exclusive  attention"  [syn:  {single(a)},  {undivided}] 
  n  :  a  news  report  that  is  reported  first  by  one  news 
  organization;  "he  got  a  scoop  on  the  bribery  of  city 
  officials"  [syn:  {scoop}] 




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