I. preposition Etymology: Latin Date: circa 1755 1. out of ; from: as a. from a specified place or source b. from a specified dam <
a promising calf by Eric XVI ex Heatherbell
2. free from ; without: as a. without an indicated value or right — used especially of securities b. free of charges precedent to removal from the specified place with purchaser to provide means of subsequent transportation <
ex dock
II. noun Etymology: 1ex- Date: 1827 one that formerly held a specified position or place; especially a former spouse III. noun Date: circa 1889 the letter x IV. abbreviation 1. example 2. exchange 3. executive 4. express 5. extra

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  • ex — ex·act; ex·am·ine; ex·am·ple; ex·animate; ex·arch; ex·as·per·ate; ex·cel·lent; ex·centric; ex·cept; ex·cerpt; ex·cess; ex·change; ex·che·quer; ex·cip·i·ent; ex·cise; ex·cit·ant; ex·claim; ex·clu·sion·ist; ex·clu·sive; ex·com·mu·ni·cate;… …   English syllables

  • ex- — UK US /eks / prefix ► FINANCE used to mean not including , to show that a particular right or advantage belongs to the seller and is not included in the sale or price of an investment: »When a share goes ex dividend, the purchaser is no longer… …   Financial and business terms

  • EX — or Ex may refer to:General Abbreviations and codes*EX, Air Santo Domingo s IATA airline designator *ex, an author citation abbreviation in botanyComputing*ex (text editor), a line editor for the UNIX operating system *markup abbreviation of the… …   Wikipedia

  • ex — Element de compunere cu sensul de afară de sau fost , care serveşte la formarea unor substantive. – Din lat. ex. Trimis de ionel bufu, 28.04.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  EX adj. fost, (înv.) biv, proin. (ex sau actual ministru.) Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ex- — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ex — (del lat. «ex») prep. Preposición latina que se antepone en español a nombres de cargo o situación para designar a los que los ocuparon: ‘ex ministro, ex alumno’. Equivale a «antiguo». * * * ex. (De ex, prep. lat). adj. Que fue y ha dejado de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ex- — 1 a prefix meaning out of, from, and hence utterly, thoroughly, and sometimes imparting a privative or negative force or indicating a former title, status, etc.; freely used as an English formative: exstipulate; exterritorial; ex president… …   Universalium

  • ex — èx agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv., prep. 1. agg.inv. CO che non ricopre più un ruolo, una funzione, che non si trova più in una determinata situazione: ex allievo, ex presidente, ex moglie | s.m. e f.inv., scherz., persona con cui si è avuto nel passato …   Dizionario italiano

  • ex- — used as a prefix meaning ‘former’, causes no difficulty when it is attached to single words (ex convict / ex president / ex lover). Fowler s objection to its use with noun phrases (ex Lord Mayor / ex Prime Minister) as ‘patent yet prevalent… …   Modern English usage

  • ex — ● ex nom Familier. Époux, épouse dont on est divorcé ; personne avec qui on a eu une relation amoureuse : Il est venu à la soirée avec son ex. ● ex (difficultés) nom Registre Ex = un ex mari, une ex femme ; un ex amant, une ex maîtresse. Elle a… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • EX — in notis antiquis, denotat, eius, vel exigitur. EX. A. D. ex ante diem. EX. B. eius bona. EX. B. S. ex bonis suis. EX. C. ex consuetudine, contione vel conditione etc …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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