mutually exclusive

  

Definition

Situation where the acceptance of one alternative automatically excludes the other alternatives.

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  • The age of a baby that is one year old is mutually exclusive to the age of a forty year old adult.

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  • When a couple enters into a union of marriage or commitment, the relationship is mutually exclusive and does not include anyone else.

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  • The best companies realize that high levels of employee happiness and productivity are closely linked and are not mutually exclusive concepts.

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