[ in-kloo-siv ]
/ ɪnˈklu sɪv /


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).

Idioms for inclusive

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

Origin of inclusive

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin inclūsīvus, equivalent to Latin inclūs(us) (see incluse) + -īvus -ive

SYNONYMS FOR inclusive

3 including, comprising.

OTHER WORDS FROM inclusive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inclusive

/ (ɪnˈkluːsɪv) /


(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)

Derived forms of inclusive

inclusively, adverbinclusiveness, noun
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