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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
in•clu•sive /ɪnˈklusɪv/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- including the limit or extremes of (usually two numbers)[after a noun]from 6 to 37 inclusive ( = including 6 and 37).
- including everything:an inclusive fee.
in•clu•sive•ness, n. [uncountable]
- Idiomsinclusive of, [after a noun] including:the plan involving Europe inclusive of Britain.
(in klo̅o̅′siv), adj.
- including the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account:from 6 to 37 inclusive.
- including a great deal, or including everything concerned; comprehensive:an inclusive art form;
an inclusive fee.
- that includes;
- Grammar[Gram.](of the first person plural) including the person or persons spoken to, as we in Shall we dance? Cf. exclusive (def. 12).
- Idiomsinclusive of, including;
also taking into account:Europe, inclusive of the British Isles, is negotiating new trade agreements.
2 . overall, general, all-encompassing. 3 . including, comprising.
- Medieval Latin inclūsīvus, equivalent. to Latin inclūs(us) (see incluse) + -īvus -ive
- late Middle English 1400–50
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
inclusive /ɪnˈkluːsɪv/ adj
inˈclusively adv inˈclusiveness n
- (postpositive) followed by of: considered together (with): capital inclusive of profit
- (postpositive) including the limits specified: Monday to Friday inclusive is five days
- (of a disjunction) true if at least one of its component propositions is true
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