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exception meaning and definition

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Definition of exception (noun)

  1. a deliberate act of omission
    • "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"
    • synonyms: elision, exclusion
  2. an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
    • "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule"
  3. grounds for adverse criticism
    • "his authority is beyond exception"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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