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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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exex /eks/ noun [countable usually singular]  informalSSFDIVORCE someone’s former wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend I bumped into my ex in town.
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exAs an ex employee, he's loyal to the company, even though it made him redundant after 34 years.She had a husband, a great brawny brute of an ex R.A.F. pilot who knocked her about.We also examined whether upward expansion actually occurred in the background colonic mucosa by ex vivo autoradiography.What if I told you Nicola Schreider is my ex -fiancée?I didn't know my ex was going to be at the party.We might refer to this as the ex ante demand for bank lending.In relation to such a claim the ex turpi causa defence could have had no application.For many women, it seems, the power of the ex continues from beyond the long-filled grave of romance.
ex-ex- /eks/ prefix  BEFOREformer and still living his ex-wife an ex-England cricketer
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ex-to be excommunicatedto exhaleLydia is still friends with her ex-husband.Her dad's an ex-policeman.an ex-Presidentmy ex-wife
From Longman Business Dictionaryexex1 /eks/ preposition1COMMERCETRANSPORTused with a price for goods to show from which place the buyer will be responsible for paying for transport of the goods2COMMERCETRANSPORT ex dock/quay/wharf an ex dock, ex quay, or ex wharf price is one where the seller is responsible for taking the goods off the ship in a particular port, and making them available there, but not for transporting them anywhere3COMMERCETRANSPORTTAX ex quay duty paid if a price is ex quay duty paid, it is ex quay with the seller responsible for paying any import taxes4COMMERCETRANSPORTTAX ex quay duties on buyer’s account if a price is ex quay duties on buyer’s account, it is ex quay with the buyer responsible for paying any import taxes5COMMERCETRANSPORT ex factory/works an ex factory or ex works price is one where the seller makes goods available to the buyer at the seller’s factory, and the buyer is responsible for paying for them to be transported to where they are needed6COMMERCETRANSPORT ex ship an ex ship price is one where the seller will make the goods available on a ship in a particular port, and the buyer is responsible for paying for the goods to be put on land and transported to where they are needed7COMMERCETRANSPORT ex warehouse an ex warehouse price is one where the seller makes the goods available at a particular warehouse, and the buyer is responsible for arranging and paying for the goods to be transported to where they are needed8FINANCE used with a share price or bond price to show that the price does not include particular advantages that have been or will soon be available and that might be included, but which instead go the seller compare cum9FINANCE ex all an ex all price for shares is one without any of the advantages that have been or will soon be available, for example DIVIDENDs or RIGHTS ISSUEs10FINANCE ex capitalization (also ex capitalisation British English) if shares are sold ex capitalization, the buyer does not have the right to a BONUS ISSUE that has been made11FINANCE ex coupon/interest if bonds are sold ex coupon or ex interest, the buyer does not have the right to a particular interest paymentDebentures were quoted 6 5/8 points lower at 113 3/8, reflecting the fact the bonds went ex coupon yesterday.12FINANCE ex dividend if shares or bonds are sold ex dividend, the buyer does not have the right to a particular DIVIDEND payment, or with bonds, to a particular interest paymentShares in the firm, which issued a profits warning last month, are expected to fall further today when the stock goes ex dividend.13FINANCE ex interest when the price of bonds is ex interest, the person who buys them will not receive the next interest payment on them14FINANCE ex rights if shares are sold ex rights, the buyer does not have the right to new shares in a particular RIGHTS ISSUEThe shares, traded ex rights, finished SFr17 higher at 1,718. see also ex VATexex2 abbreviation for excluding, used to show that an amount is not includedThe desk retails for £349 ex VAT.
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