Ex



[eks] /ɛks/

preposition
1.
Finance. without, not including, or without the right to have:
ex interest; ex rights.
2.
Commerce. free of charges to the purchaser until the time of removal from a specified place or thing:
ex ship; ex warehouse; ex elevator.
3.
(in U.S. colleges and universities) from, but not graduated with, the class of:
ex ’47.
[eks] /ɛks/
noun
1.
the letter X, x.
[eks] /ɛks/
noun, Informal.
1.
a former spouse or a former partner in a long-term romantic relationship; ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover.
[eks] /ɛks/
adjective, Slang.
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(def 1).
1.
a prefix meaning “out of,” “from,” and hence “utterly,” “thoroughly,” and sometimes meaning “not” or “without” or indicating a former title, status, etc.; freely used as an English formative: exstipulate; exterritorial; ex-president (former president); ex-member; ex-wife .
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variant of .
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a prefix identical in meaning with ex- 1, occurring before vowels in words of Greek origin: exarch; exegesis .
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examined.
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executed.
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/ɛks/
preposition
1.
(finance) not participating in; excluding; without: ex bonus, ex dividend, ex rights
2.
(commerce) without charge to the buyer until removed from: ex quay, ex ship, ex works
/ɛks/
noun
1.
(informal) (a person’s) former wife, husband, etc
2.
(Canadian) short for examination
prefix
1.
out of; outside of; from: exclosure, exurbia
2.
former: ex-wife
combining form
1.
a variant of exo- exergonic
abbreviation
1.
Exodus
n.

1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; ultimately from Latin ex (see ex-). Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial senses for “from, out of.”

word-forming element, in English meaning mainly “out of, from,” but also “upwards, completely, deprive of, without,” and “former;” from Latin ex “out of, from within,” from PIE *eghs “out” (cf. Gaulish ex-, Old Irish ess-, Old Church Slavonic izu, Russian iz). In some cases also from Greek cognate ex, ek. PIE *eghs had comparative form *eks-tero and superlative *eks-t(e)r-emo-.

ex- pref.
Outside; out of; away from: excementosis.

noun

A former wife or husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, etc: He introduced his ex rather casually, considering they were together 27 years (1929+)
Exodus
1.
examination
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example
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except
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exception
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exchange
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executive
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exercise
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express
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extra

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