1. graded adjective & adjective If you describe something as exclusive, you mean that it is limited to people who have a lot of money or who belong to a high social class, and is therefore not available to everyone. ⇒ He is already a member of Britain's most exclusive club. ⇒ The City was criticised for being too exclusive and uncompetitive. exclusiveness
uncountable noun [+ of] ⇒ ...a rising middle class, which objected to the exclusiveness of the traditional elite. exclusivity (ekskluːsɪvɪti
) uncountable noun ⇒ ...a company with a reputation for exclusivity. 2. adjective
Something that is exclusive is used or owned by only one person or group, and not shared with anyone else. ⇒ Our group will have exclusive use of a 60-foot boat. [+ to] ⇒ Many of their cheeses are exclusive to our stores in Britain.
exclusivity uncountable noun ⇒ Only 250 are to be sold in Europe, so exclusivity is guaranteed.
3. adjective [usu ADJ n] If a newspaper, magazine, or broadcasting organization describes one of its reports as exclusive, they mean that it is a special report which does not appear in any other publication or on any other channel. ⇒ He told the magazine in an exclusive interview: 'All my problems stem from drink'. An exclusive is an exclusive article or report. ⇒ Some papers thought they had an exclusive. 4. adjective If a company states that its prices, goods, or services are exclusive of something, that thing is not included in the stated price, although it usually still has to be paid for. ⇒ All charges for service are exclusive of value added tax. [+ of] ⇒ Skiing weekends cost £58 (exclusive of travel and accommodation).
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