Excluded middle. (logic) The name given to the third of the "three logical axioms," so-called, namely, to that one which is expressed by the formula: "Everything is either A or Not-A." no third state or condition being involved or allowed. See Principle of contradiction, under Contradiction.

(Ex*clu"sion) n. [L. exclusio: cf. F. exclusion. See Exclude.]

1. The act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring; rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded.

His sad exclusion from the doors of bliss.

The exclusion of the duke from the crown of England and Ireland.

2. (Physiol.) The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb.

Exclaimer to Excursus

(Ex*claim"er), n. One who exclaims.

(Ex`cla*ma"tion) n. [L. exclamatio: cf. F. exclamation.]

1. A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.

Exclamations against abuses in the church.

Thus will I drown your exclamations.

A festive exclamation not unsuited to the occasion.

2. (Rhet.) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.

3. (Print.) A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; — called also exclamation point.

(Ex*clam"a*tive) a. [Cf. F. exclamatif.] Exclamatory. Earle.Ex*clam"a*tive*ly, adv.

(Ex*clam"a*to*ry) a. Containing, expressing, or using exclamation; as, an exclamatory phrase or speaker. South.Ex*clam"a*to*ti*ly adv.

(Ex*clave") n. [Formed fr. enclave by substitution of ex- for en-] A portion of a country which is separated from the main part and surrounded by politically alien territory. [Recent.]

The same territory is an enclave in respect to the surrounding country and an exclave with respect to the country to which it is politically attached.

(Ex*clude") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Excluding.] [L. excludere, exclusum; ex out + claudere to shut. See Close.]

1. To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; — the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting.

And none but such, from mercy I exclude.

2. To thrust out or eject; to expel; as, to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs.

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