- 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 inclusively
When I question whether he governed so inclusively as Speaker of the House in the 1990s, he quickly counters.The GOP's New Populists
February 13, 2009
It was her business that evening to be universally and inclusively polite.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns
Yet enough is known to assure us that only the broadest generalities are inclusively true.Women of America
John Rouse Larus
He had a right to Mr. Mortomley's letters, and inclusively Mrs. Mortomley's.Mortomley's Estate, Vol. II (of 3)
Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
He inclusively, in a great measure, abandons the right of self-defence, the first law of Nature.
From Titus Livius to de Thou, inclusively, all historians have been infected with prodigies.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
- (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 inclusively
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin inclusivus, from Latin inclus-, past participle stem of includere (see include). Related: Inclusively; inclusiveness.