from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or practice of excluding.
- n. The condition or fact of being excluded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring; rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded.
- n. The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb.
- n. Thing emitted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of excluding or shutting out; a debarring; non-admission.
- n. Non-inclusion or non-reception; exception.
- n. In logic, the relation of two terms each of which is totally denied of the other. Thus, animal and plant stand to each other in a relation of exclusion, provided it is true that no animal is a plant.
- n. The act of thrusting out or expelling; ejection; extrusion.
- n. That which is emitted or thrown out; excretion.
- n. A method in the theory of numbers invented by Frenicle de Bessy, and now forgotten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deliberate act of omission
- n. the state of being excommunicated
- n. the state of being excluded
- n. the act of forcing out someone or something
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.
(Soundbite of laughter) MARTIN: ... that may have been related to his earlier kind of exclusion from the mainstream?
I vividly recall my sense of exclusion from the "adult table" after having had one or two stories published, but before being able to sell regularly.
If apparent bias in reporting were the criteria for exclusion from the pool then very few MSM would make it in.
Outside the debate in suburban Elmhurst, Green Party candidate Rich Whitney and supporters gathered to protest his exclusion from the debate.
Anyone who voted against the PEC exclusion is pro-unborn and anti-born.
Current social systems theory explains that the action that gives rise to radicalism and terroristic violence stems from exclusion from the discursive system.
Of course the same would apply to exclusions of, for instance, pro-atheism bus advertising or pro-Islam bus advertising, if the exclusion is based on the supposed offensiveness of the viewpoint expressed by the ad.