- 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
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Examples from the Web for inclusive
Triton prices the 1000/3 LP at a cool $3.15 million—inclusive of pilot training.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014
December 29, 2014
Its 8-megapixel camera, inclusive of true-tone and dual-LED f/2.2 aperture flashes, features optical image stabilization.Why Every Home Needs a Drone This Holiday
December 8, 2014
The Institute for Inclusive Security commissioned her to write this article.Amid Unrest, Afghan Women Push For Role in Peace Process
October 17, 2014
He dragged up and spoke for inclusive family values in the 1993 film and played a loving gay partner in ‘The Birdcage.’How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars
August 13, 2014
President Obama has said that more U.S. help to Iraq in fighting ISIS depends on the Iraqis forming an inclusive government.U.S. Helped Push Iraq's Politics to a Breaking Point, and Now Is Pushing Maliki Out
August 11, 2014
The season for oysters is from September to April, inclusive.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
A detailed breakdown of these will also be found on pages 1035 to 1267 inclusive.Arm of the Law
The composition of these numerals from twelve to nineteen inclusive is easily seen.The Maya Chronicles
Earlier in the day—at eleven o'clock, say—the talk was not so general nor so inclusive.Gigolo
Numbers Five to Nine, inclusive, were neither productive nor eventful.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
- (postpositive foll by of) considered together (with)capital inclusive of profit
- (postpositive) including the limits specifiedMonday to Friday inclusive is five days
- not excluding any particular groups of peoplean inclusive society
- logic (of a disjunction) true if at least one of its component propositions is trueCompare exclusive (def. 10)
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.