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[ik 'sep S.n] = /ɪkˈsepʃən/
  1. An exception is something that doesn’t agree with a rule. Exceptions are unusual. For example, the rule for making plurals in English is “add an s to the word”: one cattwo cats, one dogfour dogs. But there are some exceptions to this rule, such as one mousetwo mice, one mantwo men.
    This case is an exception to the rule.
    Anybody who is late for work will be fired. There will be no exceptions.