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
1400–50; late Middle EnglishRelated formsin·clu·sive·ly, adverbin·clu·sive·ness, nounnon·in·clu·sive, adjectivenon·in·clu·sive·ly, adverbnon·in·clu·sive·ness, nounqua·si-in·clu·sive, adjectivequa·si-in·clu·sive·ly, adverbsu·per·in·clu·sive, adjectivesu·per·in·clu·sive·ly, adverbsu·per·in·clu·sive·ness, nounun·in·clu·sive, adjective
< Medieval Latin inclūsīvus,
equivalent to Latin inclūs(us
) (see incluse
) + -īvus -ive
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Contemporary Examples of inclusively
Historical Examples of inclusively
It was her business that evening to be universally and inclusively polite.
Yet enough is known to assure us that only the broadest generalities are inclusively true.
He had a right to Mr. Mortomley's letters, and inclusively Mrs. Mortomley's.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for inclusively
Derived Formsinclusively, adverbinclusiveness, noun
(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)
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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.
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