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Definition of EX

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ex \ex\ ([e^]ks), n.
     The letter x.
     [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

ex \ex\ ([e^]ks), prep. (Finance)
     Without (some right); not including the right to have; as, a stock selling ex dividend (a stock for which the right to a dividend has expired the previous day); ex interest; ex rights. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ex- \Ex-\ ([e^]ks).
     A prefix from the latin preposition, ex, akin to Gr. 'ex or
     'ek signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in composition, it signifies out of, as, in exhale, exclude; off, from, or out, as in exscind; beyond, as, in excess, exceed, excel; and sometimes has a privative sense of without, as in exalbuminous, exsanguinous. In some words, it intensifies the meaning; in others, it has little affect on the signification. It becomes ef- before f, as in effuse. The form e- occurs instead of ex- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and v, as in ebullient, emanate, enormous, etc. In words from the French it often appears as es-, sometimes as s- or ['e]-; as, escape, scape, ['e]lite. Ex-, prefixed to names implying office, station, condition, denotes that the person formerly held the office, or is out of the office or condition now; as, ex-president, ex-governor, ex-mayor, ex-wife, ex-convict. The Greek form 'ex becomes ex in English, as in exarch; 'ek becomes ec, as in eccentric. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

ex \ex\ ([e^]ks), n. [contraction]
     An ex-wife or ex-husband; a former spouse; -- used usually with a possessive; as, she invited her ex to her second wedding; her ex; his ex; John's ex. [informal] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "ex":
     aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, except, except for, excepting, excluding, exclusive of, from, leaving out, let alone, omitting, out, out of, outside of, precluding, save, save and except, saving, than, unless, without


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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