WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•clu•sive /ɪnˈklusɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. including the limit or extremes of (usually two numbers):[after a noun]from 6 to 37 inclusive ( = including 6 and 37).
  2. including everything:an inclusive fee.
  1. Idiomsinclusive of, [after a noun] including:the plan involving Europe inclusive of Britain.

in•clu•sive•ly, adv. 
in•clu•sive•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•clu•sive  (in klo̅o̅siv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. including the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account:from 6 to 37 inclusive.
  2. including a great deal, or including everything concerned;
    comprehensive:an inclusive art form; an inclusive fee.
  3. that includes;
  4. Grammar(of the first person plural) including the person or persons spoken to, as we in Shall we dance? Cf. exclusive (def. 12).
  5. Idiomsinclusive of, including;
    also taking into account:Europe, inclusive of the British Isles, is negotiating new trade agreements.
in•clusive•ly, adv. 
in•clusive•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin inclūsīvus, equivalent. to Latin inclūs(us) (see incluse) + -īvus -ive
  • late Middle English 1400–50
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged overall, general, all-encompassing.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged including, comprising.

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