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inclusive

[ in-kloo-siv ]
/ ɪnˈklu sɪv /
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adjective

SYNONYMS FOR inclusive

2 overall, general, all-embracing, all-encompassing,
3 including, comprising.

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Idioms for inclusive

    inclusive of, including; also taking into account: Europe, inclusive of the British Isles, is negotiating new trade agreements.

Origin of inclusive

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Medieval Latin inclūsīvus, equivalent to Latin inclūs(us) + -īvus adjective suffix; see origin at incluse, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for inclusive

inclusive
/ (ɪnˈkluːsɪv) /

adjective

(postpositive foll by of) considered together (with)capital inclusive of profit
(postpositive) including the limits specifiedMonday to Friday inclusive is five days
comprehensive
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)

Derived forms of inclusive

inclusively, adverbinclusiveness, noun
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