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Ex vs. Former — What's the Difference?

Ex vs. Former — What's the Difference?

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Ex

(of goods) sold direct from
Carpet tiles offered at a special price, ex stock
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Former

A former is an object, such as a template, gauge or cutting die, which is used to form something such as a boat's hull. Typically, a former gives shape to a structure that may have complex curvature.
Apr 10, 2020

Ex

Not including
The cost is £5,000 ex VAT
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Former

One that forms; a maker or creator
A former of ideas.
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Ex

A former husband, wife, or other partner in a relationship
I don't want my ex to spoil what I have now
Apr 10, 2020
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Former

A member of a school form
A fifth former.
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Ex

Not including; without
A stock price ex dividend.
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Former

The first of two persons or things mentioned
"The army was pulling itself together, the government was coming apart. The success of the former was continually imperiled by the failure of the latter" (Garry Wills).
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Ex

Free of any transport or handling charges incurred before removal from a given location
Bought the goods ex warehouse.
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Former

Relating to or taking place in the past
In former times.
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Ex

From, but not having graduated with, the class of
A Columbia alumnus, ex '95.
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Former

Having been so in the past
A former ambassador.
His former boss.
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Ex

The letter x.
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Former

Being the first of two mentioned.
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Ex

A former spouse or partner.
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Former

Previous.
A former president;
The former East Germany
Apr 10, 2020

Ex

To delete or cross out
He exed each item off the to-do list.
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Former

First of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun.
The former is a good idea but the latter is not.
We have two cars, a red one and a blue one. We won the former on a game show.
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Ex

To delete; to cross out
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Former

Someone who forms something; a maker; a creator or founder.
Dave was the former of the company.
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Ex

(colloquial) A former partner or spouse, usually short for ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, ex-wife or ex-husband.
Her ex is still sending her flowers, even though she has moved on.
Apr 10, 2020

Former

An object used to form something, such as a template, gauge, or cutting die.
The brick arch was built using a wooden former.
Apr 10, 2020

Ex

Ex-, former, previously but no longer.
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Former

Someone in, or of, a certain form (class).
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Ex

The place the train originated from or called at prior to the present location.
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Former

One who forms; a maker; a creator.
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Ex

Expensive, dear
It's too ex.
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Former

A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
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Ex

A man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
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Former

Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age.
The latter and former rain.
Apr 10, 2020

Ex

A woman who was formerly a particular man's wife;
All his exes live in Texas
Apr 10, 2020

Former

Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
Apr 10, 2020

Ex

Out of fashion;
A suit of rather antique appearance
Demode (or outmoded) attire
Outmoded ideas
Apr 10, 2020

Former

Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.
A bad author deserves better usage than a bad critic; a man may be the former merely through the misfortune of an ill judgment; but he can not be latter without both that and an ill temper.
Apr 10, 2020

Former

The first of two or the first mentioned of two;
Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today
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Former

Referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several);
The novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one
Apr 10, 2020

Former

Belonging to some prior time;
Erstwhile friend
Our former glory
The once capital of the state
Her quondam lover
Apr 10, 2020

Former

(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;
The former president
Our late President is still very active
The previous occupant of the White House
Apr 10, 2020

Former

Of the distant past;
The early inhabitants of Europe
Former generations
In other times
Apr 10, 2020

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