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Definition of "ex" []

  • Not including; without: a stock price ex dividend. (preposition)
  • Business Free of any transport or handling charges incurred before removal from a given location: bought the goods ex warehouse. (preposition)
  • From, but not having graduated with, the class of: a Columbia alumnus, ex '70. (preposition)
  • The letter x. (noun)
  • To delete or cross out: He exed each item off the to-do list. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ex" in a sentence
  • "Eriugena returns in Book Three to give a very complex discussion of the meaning of ˜ex nihilo™ in the concept of creatio ex nihilo, which makes use of some of these modes of being and non-being, and, in general, these modes should be borne in mind when interpreting Eriugena's more overt metaphysical statements."
  • "_Heinsius 'ex libris antiquis'_ hitanisque _B_ hyranisque _C ut uid, M ut uid_ hytanusque _F_ hytanesque _T_ hitaneusque _ex_ hitanque _I_ hythausque _H_ iponesque _L_ | | Calesque _I."
  • "Supper does not confer _grace ex opere operato_, and that, when applied on behalf of others, alive or dead, it does not merit for them _ex opere operato_ the remission of sins, of guilt or of punishment."