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Definition of "inclusive" []

  • Taking a great deal or everything within its scope; comprehensive: an inclusive survey of world economic affairs. (adjective)
  • Including the specified extremes or limits as well as the area between them: the numbers one to ten, inclusive. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a first person plural pronoun that includes the addressee, such as we in the sentence If you're hungry, we could order some pizza. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inclusive" in a sentence
  • "In any society, there will be situations in which sociopaths (I use this term inclusive of "sociopaths and psychopaths" indicating varying types or degrees of the disorder) tend to feel more comfortable and congregate in greater numbers than usual."
  • "The Cato Institute's David Rittgers detects a rhetorical shift from "assault weapons," which was always an arbitrary and fuzzy category, to "military-style weapons," which he says is potentially "a term inclusive of all modern firearms in a back-door attempt to enact a new gun control scheme.""
  • "The term "inclusive" is code for Republican light with a bid tent for gays, lesbians, transgenders, amnesty for illegal."