WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- 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.
- Idiomsinclusive of, [after a noun] including:the plan involving Europe inclusive of Britain.
in•clu•sive•ness, n. [uncountable]
- 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(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.
- 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.