• IPA: /əkˈsɛpʃən/


  1. The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
  2. That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included.
    That rule is usually true, but there are a few exceptions.
  3. (legal) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.
  4. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
  5. (computing) An interruption in normal processing, typically caused by an error condition, that can be handled by another part of the program.
Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: отво́д
  • Russian: возраже́ние
  • Spanish: ofensa
  • German: Ausnahme, Ausnahmebedingung, Exception
  • Portuguese: exceção, exception
  • Russian: оши́бка

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