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Definition 1: a deliberate act of omission - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where exception or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news

Synonyms for exception in the sense of this definition

(exception is a kind of ...) neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something

Definition 2: an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where exception or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child
  • an exception tests the rule

(exception is a kind of ...) an item of information that is typical of a class or group

"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is an example on page 10"

Definition 3: grounds for adverse criticism - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where exception or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his authority is beyond exception

(exception is a kind of ...) the speech act of objecting

(... is a kind of exception ) taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument

"a mere caption unworthy of a reply"

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