exclusion Definition

  • 1the act of not allowing someone or something to take part in an activity or to enter a place
  • 2the state of being excluded or left out

Using exclusion: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "exclusion" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The exclusion of certain groups from voting rights was a major issue in the past.

  • Example

    The company's exclusion from the trade fair was a big disappointment.

  • Example

    The exclusion of sugar from the recipe made the cake less sweet.

exclusion Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for exclusion

Phrases with exclusion

  • social exclusion

    the process of being shut out from the social, economic, and political systems which contribute to the integration of a person into society


    People with disabilities often face social exclusion due to physical and attitudinal barriers.

  • a designated area where people are not allowed to enter or stay, usually for safety or security reasons


    After the nuclear accident, an exclusion zone was established around the power plant.

  • specific factors that disqualify individuals from participating in a research study or clinical trial


    The exclusion criteria for the study included a history of heart disease and high blood pressure.


Summary: exclusion in Brief

The term 'exclusion' [ɪkˈskluːʒən] refers to the act of not allowing someone or something to participate in an activity or enter a place. It can also refer to the state of being left out. Examples include the exclusion of certain groups from voting rights and the exclusion of sugar from a recipe. Phrases like 'social exclusion' and 'exclusion zone' extend the meaning to social and safety contexts.

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