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Definition of "exclusion" [ex•clu•sion]

  • The act or practice of excluding. (noun)
  • The condition or fact of being excluded. (noun)

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 "exclusion" in a sentence
  • "Note 84: Pat McCarthy, a registered nurse and a certified schoolteacher, recalls her exclusion from the midwifery crew and from teaching at The Farm school with some resentment."
  • "Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour has criticised certain sports federations for what he calls their exclusion of blacks from management positions."
  • "Where systematic discrimination excludes minorities from vital governmental departments (public safety, education), the exclusion is aimed at and felt by the affected black or Hispanic community."