- 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
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.
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- 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 includible
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