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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Anglo-Norman excepcioun, from Old French excepcion, from Latin exceptiō.

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exception (countable and uncountable, plural exceptions)

  1. The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
  2. That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included
    That rule is usually true, but there are a few exceptions.
  3. (law) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.
  4. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
  5. (computing) An interruption in normal processing, typically caused by an error condition, that can be handled by another part of the program.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin exceptiō.

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exception f (plural exceptions)

  1. exception

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exception f (plural exceptions)

  1. (computing) exception (an interruption in normal processing)

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