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[in-kloo-siv] /ɪnˈklu sɪv/
including or encompassing the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account (usually used postpositively):
from 6 to 37 inclusive.
including a great deal, or encompassing everything concerned; comprehensive:
an inclusive art form; an inclusive fee.
enclosing; embracing:
an inclusive fence.
Grammar. (of the first person plural) including the person or persons spoken to, as we in Shall we dance?
Compare exclusive (def 12).
inclusive of, including; also taking into account:
Europe, inclusive of the British Isles, is negotiating new trade agreements.
Origin of inclusive
late Middle English
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
2. overall, general, all-encompassing. 3. including, comprising. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for inclusive
  • It was not my plan to make this collection inclusive nor to make the book in any sense a book of criticism.
  • Also of concern to some locals: the advance of all-inclusive resorts from the north.
  • The atmosphere, therefore, is decidedly inclusive and laid-back.
  • His art is inclusive and communal, and so was the making of it.
  • The problem, it turns out, is that the targeted approach is not so carefully aimed and the blanket method is not so all-inclusive.
  • But as the trip progresses, our seating arrangements and activities will become more inclusive.
  • But after days of silence, she had a chance to speak to the country in a calmer, more inclusive way.
  • Obtaining a mortgage with a lower interest rate lowers the price you have to pay for your home inclusive of financing.
  • Nor is the desire to create an inclusive, apolitical space for remembrance.
  • But it would serve the gaming industry well to have a more inclusive definition.
British Dictionary definitions for inclusive


(postpositive) foll by of. considered together (with): capital inclusive of profit
(postpositive) including the limits specified: Monday to Friday inclusive is five days
not excluding any particular groups of people: an inclusive society
(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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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inclusive in Technology

In domain theory, a predicate P : D -> Bool is inclusive iff
For any chain C, a subset of D, and for all c in C, P(c) => P(lub C)
In other words, if the predicate holds for all elements of an increasing sequence then it holds for their least upper bound.
("lub is written in LaTeX as \sqcup).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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