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inclusive

[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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Examples for inclusiveness
  • Science activities and science reporting need better inclusiveness.
  • To put it another way, it is a dangerous if comprehensible temptation to imagine inclusiveness by imagining away any obstacles.
  • But such inclusiveness is not the case at all colleges, hence the frustration of some vice presidents.
  • The new president has amply demonstrated his talent for political inclusiveness, imagination and energy.
  • Choose inclusiveness and put in place a robust immigration policy set that enables that vision.
  • Time and again, they make clear their devotion to this principle of inclusiveness and horizontal organization.
  • Universities have taken seriously calls for inclusiveness and affirmative action.
  • Such inclusiveness involves a surprising chronological agility.
  • His amiable demeanor, personal magnetism, impeccable loyalty and inclusiveness were the keys to his success.
  • The emphasis understandably shifted from inclusiveness to security and the failures of the immigration service.
British Dictionary definitions for inclusiveness

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 inclusiveness

inclusive

adj.

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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