exclusive: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ik-skl'siv, -ziv), [key]
- not admitting of something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive plans of action.
- omitting from consideration or account (often fol. by of&hasp;): a profit of ten percent, exclusive of taxes.
- limited to the object or objects designated: exclusive attention to business.
- shutting out all others from a part or share: an exclusive right to film the novel.
- fashionable; stylish: to patronize only the most exclusive designers.
- charging comparatively high prices; expensive: exclusive shops.
- noting that in which no others have a share: exclusive information.
- single or sole: the exclusive means of communication between two places.
- disposed to resist the admission of outsiders to association, intimacy, etc.: an exclusive circle of intimate friends.
- admitting only members of a socially restricted or very carefully selected group: an exclusive club.
- excluding or tending to exclude, as from use or possession: exclusive laws.
- (of the first person plural) excluding the person or persons spoken to, as we in We'll see you later. Cf. inclusive (def. 4).
- a piece of news, or the reporting of a piece of news, obtained by a newspaper or other news organization, along with the privilege of using it first.
- an exclusive right or privilege: to have an exclusive on providing fuel oil to the area.
- exclusive (Thesaurus)