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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ex
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
ex gratia
▪ an ex gratia payment of £15,000
ex post facto law
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
post
▪ Thus in principle there exist mechanisms for ex post settling up.
turpi
▪ In relation to such a claim the ex turpi causa defence could have had no application.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
ex-husband
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I didn't know my ex was going to be at the party.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As an ex employee, he's loyal to the company, even though it made him redundant after 34 years.
▪ For many women, it seems, the power of the ex continues from beyond the long-filled grave of romance.
▪ In relation to such a claim the ex turpi causa defence could have had no application.
▪ She had a husband, a great brawny brute of an ex R.A.F. pilot who knocked her about.
▪ We also examined whether upward expansion actually occurred in the background colonic mucosa by ex vivo autoradiography.
▪ We might refer to this as the ex ante demand for bank lending.
▪ What if I told you Nicola Schreider is my ex -fiancée?
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
ex

1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; see ex-. Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial compound words for "from, out of."

Wiktionary
ex

n. 1 (Latn-def en name X x) 2 (context colloquial English) An ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner. vb. To delete; to cross out

WordNet
ex

adj. out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas" [syn: antique, demode, old-fashioned, old-hat(p), outmoded, passe, passee]

ex
  1. n. a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband [syn: ex-husband]

  2. a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife; "all his exes live in Texas" [syn: exwife]

Wikipedia
EX

EX, Ex or The Ex may refer to:

Ex (relationship)

In social relationships, an ex (plural is exes) is someone with whom a person was once associated, in a relationship, marriage, or once talked to. As a prefix, ex- can refer to a variety of different relationships; for example, one might refer to a music group's ex-guitarist, or someone's ex-friend. When used alone, ex as a noun is assumed to refer to a former sexual or romantic partner, especially a former spouse. This often has a derogatory tinge, especially if it refers to unrequited feelings.

Ex (text editor)

ex, short for EXtended, is a line editor for Unix systems originally written by Bill Joy in 1976, beginning with an earlier program written by Charles Haley. Multiple implementations of the program exist; they are standardized by POSIX.

EX (Trigger album)

EX is a cover and the second studio album by the Serbian hard rock/ heavy metal band Trigger. The album, featuring covers of songs by acts from the former Yugoslav rock scene (the album title refers to the phrase "ex yu rock" commonly used in the successor states), was released in three parts, all three available for free download from the band's official website.

EX (Plastikman album)

EX (also referred to as EX: Live at Guggenheim, NYC) is the sixth studio album by Canadian techno musician Richie Hawtin under his Plastikman moniker, the first studio album to be released under that name in 11 years, the last studio album being 2003's Closer. It was recorded in a single session on 16 November 2013 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The album was announced on the Mute Records website as having a digital released on 10 June 2014 with a physical release following on the 15 July 2015. The album branding echoes the large LED obelisk used for visual effects during the live performance.

Usage examples of "ex".

I was about to do my usual number on my ex, but I thought it might be awkward for my host, since he too was a bumbo, albeit not as flamboyantly.

Distinct cadential interruption is carefully avoided after the original phrase has been announced, that is, throughout Ex.

He stood at the end of the ridge and looked back across it, seeing all the miles he had tramped that day, ex- ploring it, getting to know it, although why he felt he should get to know it, he did not understand.

The destruction of so many baradium-filled weapons would cause an ex- plosion that might bring down the entire fortress.

The chorus of agreement was interrupted by an ex- 447 plosion on the rim of the dugout which blew the lizard into nothing and sent the four soldiers diving for the machine gun and their rifles.

The only sounds were the flutter of flames, the occasional ex- plosive snap of a splitting board, and, when the breeze was from the north, the muttered conversation of tree frogs.

Kirk, the Klingons have secreted an ex- plosive device of small size but tremendous triggering power in your .

You must assume, Mister Obodi, that the PKF DataWatch, the Bureau of Biotech, Trent the Uncatchable, his old image Ralf the Wise and Powerful, EX.

She accredited this meet to resituating a plant in her apartment and throwing out a photograph of her most recent ex, thus creating better feng shui.

Kenyon said firmly, thumping down his pint of stingo to ex- change it for the glass of brandy.

You would not be familiar with the work of Cerletti and Bini, in Italy, but they have developed a technique that shows great promise, and I have been using it exper- imentally.

One noted ex- discovery of the bouncers and mothership--a sort of ample is a man called Steve Jarvis, who has claimed for archaeological discovery of extraterrestrial life.

That should have been obvious to me from the moment I laid eyes on her, but my set of ex- pectations about her had not included that possibility.

He held my head in that position for hours, until the fire was ex- tinguished.

She looked up at the low roof of the cave and ex- haled noisily through her nose.