\ˈɛks], \ˈɛks], \ˈɛ_k_s]\
Definitions of EX
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
A Latin preposition or prefix, Gr. ex or ek, signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in composition, it signifies sometimes out of, as in exhale, exclude; sometimes off, from, or out, as in L. exscindo, to cut off or out; sometimes beyond, as in excess, exceed, excel. In some words it is merely emphatical; in others it has little effect on the signification. Ex prefixed to names of office denotes that a person has held, but no longer holds, that office; as, ex-minister. Ex is frequently used as a preposition before English words, as in the phrase, 20 chests tea ex "Sea King," where it signifies taken out of, delivered from. Stock of any kind sold ex div. means that the next dividend upon such stock has been declared, and is reserved by the seller.
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
Out of; out; off; from; without; denoting merely increase of the power of the simple word; ex assumes the forms e, ec, ef, according to the letter commencing the word of which it forms the prefix; ex prefixed to the name of an office denotes that the person formerly held the office named, or does not now hold it, as ex-mayor, ex-minister.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.