From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexclusiveex‧clu‧sive1 /ɪkˈskluːsɪv/ ●○○AWL adjective1ONLYavailable or belonging only to particular people, and not sharedexclusive access/rights/use etcOur figure skating club has exclusive use of the rink on Mondays.exclusive report/interview/coverage etcTune in to our exclusive coverage of Wimbledon.exclusive toThis offer is exclusive to readers of ‘The Sun’.2EXPENSIVEexclusive places, organizations, clothes etc are so expensive that not many people can afford to use or buy themBel Air is an exclusive suburb of Los Angeles.an exclusive girls’ school3deliberately not allowing someone to do something or be part of a groupa racially exclusive hiring policy4 →mutually exclusive5 →exclusive of something6concerned with only one thing opp inclusiveThe committee’s exclusive focus will be to improve public transportation. —exclusivity /ˌekskluːˈsɪvəti/ (also exclusiveness) noun [uncountable]the exclusivity of private educationCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: available or belonging only to particular people, and not sharednounsthe exclusive rights to somethingBSkyB had exclusive rights to all the live matches.exclusive access to somethingRegulations prohibit anyone having exclusive access to the data.the exclusive use of somethingWe had exclusive use of the house while he was away.an exclusive report/interview/picture (=appearing in only one newspaper or magazine)The newspaper featured exclusive pictures of the couple’s new baby.exclusive coverage (=by only one newspaper or TV channel)You can watch exclusive coverage of all the matches on BBC1.an exclusive deal/contract (=one that says that no other person or company can do the same job)Our firm has an exclusive contract to handle the company’s legal affairs.an exclusive club (=only open to particular people)Unfortunately, I’m not a member of the exclusive club of millionaires.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: exclusive places, organizations, clothes etc are so expensive that not many people can afford to use or buy themnounsan exclusive suburb/areaThey live in an exclusive suburb on the north side of the city.an exclusive neighbourhood British English, an exclusive neighborhood American English:Some of these kids are from the most exclusive neighbourhoods.an exclusive hotelWith its marble columns and crystal chandeliers, the Crillon is one of the most exclusive hotels in Paris.an exclusive schoolMarjorie went to an exclusive girls’ school.an exclusive shop (also an exclusive store American English)I walked along Bond Street, past all the exclusive shops.
exclusiveexclusive2 noun [countable]TCNREPORTan important or excitingstory that is printed in only one newspaper, because that newspaper was the first to find out about ita New York Post exclusive about the Kennedy marriage
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exclusive• No one nation has an exclusive on compassionatecapitalism.• Michael Jackson has promised the network an exclusive.• We have exclusives that you won't find on other networks.• So here's my very own Wembley Stadiumexclusive for you.• The newspaper has a reputation for good reporting and world exclusives.From Longman Business Dictionaryexclusiveex‧clu‧sive /ɪkˈskluːsɪv/ adjective1an exclusive agreement, contract, or right is one that a single person or organization has and no one else hasThey have signed anexclusive agreement to market and sell the diamonds to retail jewelers in Switzerland.We hold an exclusive license (=a right that no one else has) to make and market the systems in Japan.The parent company has exclusive rights to any commercial product that exploits the research.exclusive toThis offer is exclusive to readers of The Economist.2exclusive places, products etc are so expensive that not many people can afford to buy themBel Air is an exclusive suburb of Los Angeles.3if a figure is exclusive of a particular amount, it does not include that amountThe manufacturer’s operating costs fell 8%, exclusive of depreciation and amortization.It costs £200, exclusive of VAT.