[ in-kloo-siv-nis ]
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  1. the quality of aiming to include and integrate all people and groups in activities, organizations, political processes, etc., especially people who are disadvantaged or marginalized, have suffered discrimination, or are living with disabilities: For the last 20 years the school has been promoting inclusiveness by enrolling students with visual impairments.Inclusiveness matters, so treat the custodian the same way you treat the CEO.

  2. freedom from bias, stereotypes, or any terminology that would exclude a particular group of people: For greater inclusiveness in language, the editor suggested using more gender-neutral words like “parent” in our guidelines.

  1. the quality of including a great deal or encompassing everything that might be desired; comprehensiveness: Because of the great surf location and the inclusiveness of the package, we will definitely make a repeat visit to this resort.

Origin of inclusiveness

First recorded in 1680–90; inclusive + -ness

Other words from inclusiveness

  • non·in·clu·sive·ness, noun
  • su·per·in·clu·sive·ness, noun

Words Nearby inclusiveness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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