- being part of the whole; contained; covered: Breakfast is included in the price of the room.
- Botany. not projecting beyond the mouth of the corolla, as stamens or a style.
Origin of included
- to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element: The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.
- to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like.
- to contain as a subordinate element; involve as a factor.
Origin of include
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1. embody. Include, comprehend, comprise, embrace imply containing parts of a whole. To include is to contain as a part or member, or among the parts and members, of a whole: The list includes many new names. To comprehend is to have within the limits, scope, or range of references, as either a part or the whole number of items concerned: The plan comprehends several projects. To comprise is to consist of, as the various parts serving to make up the whole: This genus comprises 50 species. Embrace emphasizes the extent or assortment of that which is included: The report embraces a great variety of subjects.
1. exclude, preclude.
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It would be a solecism in language to say that any portion of these is not included in the whole.
For these reasons, pickles should not be included in the diet of children.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
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- (of the stamens or pistils of a flower) not protruding beyond the corolla
- to have as contents or part of the contents; be made up of or contain
- to add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
- to contain as a secondary or minor ingredient or element
C15 (in the sense: to enclose): from Latin inclūdere to enclose, from in- ² + claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for included
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