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Noun exception has 3 senses
  1. exception, exclusion, elision - a deliberate act of omission; "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"
    --1 is a kind of omission
    Derived form: verb except2
  2. exception - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    example, illustration, instance, representative
  3. exception - grounds for adverse criticism; "his authority is beyond exception"
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars: caption
    Derived form: verb except1
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