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 (ĕk′sploit′, ĭk-sploit′)
1. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one. See Synonyms at feat1.
2. Computers A program or system designed to take advantage of a particular error or security vulnerability in computers or networks.
tr.v. (ĭk-sploit′, ĕk′sploit′) ex·ploit·ed, ex·ploit·ing, ex·ploits
1. To employ to the greatest possible advantage: exploit one's talents.
2. To make use of selfishly or unethically: a corporation that exploited peasant labor.

[Middle English, from Old French esploit, from Latin explicitum, neuter past participle of explicāre, to unfold; see explicate.]

ex·ploit′a·bil′i·ty n.
ex·ploit′a·ble adj.
ex·ploit′a·tive, ex·ploit′ive adj.
ex·ploit′a·tive·ly, ex·ploit′ive·ly adv.
ex·ploit′er n.
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in an exploitative manner
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The principle of competitive exclusion was reexamined by Koch [1] in 1974 who found via numerical simulation that the coexistence of two predators competing exploitatively for a single prey species in a constant and uniform environment was in fact possible when the predator functional response to the prey density was assumed according to nonlinear function, and such coexistence occurred along what appeared to be a periodic orbit in the positive octant of [R.sup.3] rather than an equilibrium.
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The approach was twofold: a minimum wage was established so workers could earn livable wages, and overtime pay was mandated to help guard against exploitatively long work hours.
(115) It can indeed fairly be said that they have never done this for exploitative abuse either--that is, have never set out the parameters that make conduct exploitatively abusive.