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ex-

pref.
1. Outside; out of; away from: exodontia.
2. Not; without: excaudate.
3. Former: ex-president.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin and Greek; see eghs in Indo-European roots.]

ex-

prefix
1. out of; outside of; from: exclosure; exurbia.
2. former: ex-wife.
[from Latin, from ex (prep), identical in meaning and origin with Greek ex, ek; see ec-]

ex-

combining form
a variant of exo-: exergonic.

ex1

(ɛks)

prep.
1. without; not including: ex dividend.
2. free of charges to the purchaser until removed from a specified place: ex warehouse.
[1835–45; < Latin. See ex-1]

ex2

(ɛks)

n.
the letter X, x.

ex3

(ɛks)

n.
Informal. a former spouse; ex-wife or ex-husband.
[1820–30; by shortening]

ex-1

,
1. a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, meaning “out, out of, away, forth” (egregious; exclude; exhale; exit; export; extract), used also to signify that the action of a base verb has been carried to a conclusive point (effect; effete; erase; exaggerate; excite; exhaust), esp. in causative formations (evacuate; effeminate; exhilarate; expurgate) or privative formations, including adjectives (emasculate; enervate; exonerate; exsanguine). Also, before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s,and tin Latin words, e-, ef-.
2. a prefix meaning “former,” “formerly having been”: ex-member; ex-wife.
[< Latin, prefixal use of ex, ē (preposition) out (of), from, beyond; (definition 2) < Late Latin, as in exconsul, based on Latin ex in the sense “from being, having formerly held (an office)”]

ex-2

,
var. of exo- before a vowel: exarch.

ex-3

,
a prefix similar in meaning to ex-1, occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek: exegesis. Also, before a consonant, ec-.
[< Greek, prefixal use of ex, ek, out (of), from, beyond; compare ex-1]

Ex.

Exodus.

ex.

1. examination.
2. examined.
3. example.
4. except.
5. exception.
6. exchange.
7. excursion.
8. executed.
Translations

ex-

[eks] PREFIX (= former) → ex
the ex-ambassador to Moscowel ex embajador en Moscú
the ex-leader ofel antiguo jefe de
ex-ministerex-ministro/a m/f
ex-presidentex-presidente/a m/f
see also ex-husband, ex-serviceman

ex-

[ˈɛks] prefix
(= former) [husband, president] → ex-
his ex-wife → son ex-femme
(= out of)
the price ex-works → le prix départ usine

ex-

pref
ehemalig, Ex-; ex-presidentfrüherer Präsident, frühere Präsidentin, Expräsident(in) m(f); ex-wifefrühere Frau, Exfrau f; ex-Yugoslaviadas frühere Jugoslawien
ex-factoryab Werk ? ex officio, ex works

ex-

[ɛks] pref (former, husband, president) → ex-

ex-

pref ex; ex-husband ex marido, ex esposo; ex-wife ex esposa
References in classic literature ?
By the caress that was in his fingers he ex- pressed himself.
But an expedition from a large college was recently there and succeeded, after much labor, in ex- cavating part of a buried city.
They wore their plumed hats, right along, ex- cept that whenever one addressed himself directly to the king, he lifted his hat a trifle just as he was begin- ning his remark.