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Meaning & Definition of Exception in English

English

Exception

/ɪksɛpʃən/

noun

1. A deliberate act of omission

  • "With the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"
    synonym:
  • exception
  • ,
  • exclusion
  • ,
  • elision

2. An instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization

  • "All her children were brilliant
  • The only exception was her last child"
  • "An exception tests the rule"
    synonym:
  • exception

3. Grounds for adverse criticism

  • "His authority is beyond exception"
    synonym:
  • exception

Examples of using

There's an exception to every rule.
It's just an exception.
If "every rule has at least one exception" is a rule, then at least one rule has no exception.