/eks/, prep.
1. Finance. without, not including, or without the right to have: ex interest; ex rights.
2. Com. free of charges to the purchaser until the time of removal from a specified place or thing: ex ship; ex warehouse; ex elevator.
3. (in U.S. colleges and universities) from, but not graduated with, the class of: ex '47.
[1835-45; < L. See EX-1]
/eks/, n.
the letter X, x.
/eks/, n. Informal.
a former spouse; ex-wife or ex-husband.
[1820-30; by shortening]
/eks/, adj. Slang.
excellent (def. 1).
[by shortening]

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Universalium. 2010.

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