- When a book covers many different ideas and subjects, it is an example of the inclusion of many ideas.
- When multiple people are all invited to be part of a group, this is an example of the inclusion of many different people.
- an including or being included
- something included; specif.,
- a solid, liquid, or gaseous foreign substance encased in mineral or rock
- Biol. a separate body, as a grain of starch, within the protoplasm of a cell
Origin of inclusionClassical Latin inclusio ; from inclusus, past participle of includere: see include
- The act of including or the state of being included.
- Something included.
- A solid, liquid, or gaseous foreign body enclosed in a mineral or rock.
- A nonliving mass, such as a droplet of fat, in the cytoplasm of a cell.
- Computers A logical operation that assumes the second statement of a pair is true if the first one is true.
Origin of inclusionLatin incl&umacron;si&omacron;, incl&umacron;si&omacron;n-, from incl&umacron;sus, past participle of incl&umacron;dere, to enclose; see include.
(countable and uncountable, plural inclusions)
- (countable) An addition or annex to a group, set, or total.
- The poem was a new inclusion in the textbook.
- (uncountable) The act of including, i.e. adding or annexing, (something) to a group, set, or total.
- The inclusion of the poem added value to the course.
- (countable) Anything foreign that is included in a material,
- (countable, mineralogy) Any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation, as a defect in a precious stone.