inclusive[in klo̵̅o̅′siv; also, -ziv]
- The definition of inclusive is something that does not leave any part or group out.
An example of inclusive is a school that has students of all races and backgrounds.
- including or tending to include; esp., taking everything into account; reckoning everything
- including the terms, limits, or extremes mentioned: ten days, from the third to the twelfth inclusive
Origin of inclusiveLate Latin inclusivus ; from Classical Latin inclusus, past participle of includere
- Taking a great deal or everything within its scope; comprehensive: an inclusive survey of world economic affairs.
- Including the specified extremes or limits as well as the area between them: the numbers one to ten, inclusive.
- 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.
(comparative more inclusive, superlative most inclusive)
- including (almost) everything within its scope
- An inclusive list of Wiki formats
- including the extremes as well as the area between
- Numbers 1 to 10 inclusive
- (linguistics) of, or relating to the first-person plural pronoun when including the person being addressed
- As the we in If you want, we could go back to my place for coffee.
From Middle French inclusif, from Medieval Latin inclusivus