- 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 inclusiveness
Inclusiveness,” says Visser, “must be judged on policies, not on numbers.The New Iraq War Could Be Won or Lost This Month by Baghdad Politics
October 3, 2014
While shocking in its inclusiveness, the focus on privacy tools is not at all surprising to security experts.Use or Look at Online Privacy Tools? NSA Labels You an ‘Extremist’
July 3, 2014
The former is an exquisitely calibrated product of American liberalism, ever attentive to such notions as “inclusiveness.”Mr. Politically Correct Obama, Meet Your Opposite, India’s Mr. Modi
May 17, 2014
Orderly people will choose their books with an eye to inclusiveness and balance.Can Great Literature Really Change Your Life?
January 5, 2014
The inclusiveness of Hebrew is its virtue in this context; learning it does not entail legal discrimination.A Hebrew Democratic State for All Its Citizens
October 3, 2013
Whitman's inclusiveness was at one and the same time his virtue and his defect.Adventures in the Arts
The sequel to my error or exclusiveness, is truth or inclusiveness.The Approach to Philosophy
Ralph Barton Perry
The excellence of fastidiousness is not in eccentricity but in inclusiveness.The Hive
Will Levington Comfort
But what makes the Soviet threat unique in history is its all--inclusiveness.
Everything teaches us the lesson of inclusiveness, as we approach a more spiritualized ideal of life.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
- (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 inclusiveness
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin inclusivus, from Latin inclus-, past participle stem of includere (see include). Related: Inclusively; inclusiveness.