There are 3 main definitions of ex in English:

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ex 1

Pronunciation: /eks/

preposition

1(Of goods) sold direct from: carpet tiles offered at a special price, ex stock
2Without; excluding: the discount and market price are ex dividend

Origin

Mid 19th century (sense 2): from Latin, 'out of'.

Words that rhyme with ex

annex, convex, flex, hex, perplex, Rex, specs, Tex, Tex-Mex, vex

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ex 2

Pronunciation: /eks/

noun

informal
A former husband, wife, or partner in a relationship: I don’t want my ex to spoil what I have now
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  • Before all the women who came before our wives or our exes, we were brothers.
  • I'd like to think that relations with exes could be dealt with efficiently, professionally and intelligently.
  • We have good relationships with my exes (except for my youngest's father) and their parents.

Origin

Early 19th century: independent usage of ex-1.

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ex- 3

Pronunciation: /eks/

prefix

Origin

From Greek ex 'out of'.

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Syllabification: ex-

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