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[in-kloo-siv] /ɪnˈklu sɪv/
adjective
1.
including the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account:
from 6 to 37 inclusive.
2.
including a great deal, or including everything concerned; comprehensive:
an inclusive art form; an inclusive fee.
3.
that includes; enclosing; embracing.
4.
Grammar. (of the first person plural) including the person or persons spoken to, as we in Shall we dance?
Compare exclusive (def 12).
Idioms
5.
inclusive of, including; also taking into account:
Europe, inclusive of the British Isles, is negotiating new trade agreements.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin inclūsīvus, equivalent to Latin inclūs(us) (see incluse) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
inclusively, adverb
inclusiveness, noun
noninclusive, adjective
noninclusively, adverb
noninclusiveness, noun
quasi-inclusive, adjective
quasi-inclusively, adverb
superinclusive, adjective
superinclusively, adverb
superinclusiveness, noun
uninclusive, adjective
Synonyms
2. overall, general, all-encompassing. 3. including, comprising.
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British Dictionary definitions for inclusive of

inclusive

/ɪnˈkluːsɪv/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) foll by of. considered together (with): capital inclusive of profit
2.
(postpositive) including the limits specified: Monday to Friday inclusive is five days
3.
comprehensive
4.
not excluding any particular groups of people: an inclusive society
5.
(logic) (of a disjunction) true if at least one of its component propositions is true Compare exclusive (sense 10)
Derived Forms
inclusively, adverb
inclusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inclusive of

inclusive

adj.

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin inclusivus, from Latin inclus-, past participle stem of includere (see include). Related: Inclusively; inclusiveness.

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