What does inclusion mean?

Definitions for inclusion
ɪnˈklu ʒənin·clu·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inclusionnoun

    the state of being included

  2. inclusion, comprehensionnoun

    the relation of comprising something

    "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"

  3. inclusion body, cellular inclusion, inclusionnoun

    any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)

    "an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell"

  4. inclusionnoun

    the act of including


  1. Inclusionnoun

    Something that is included.

  2. Inclusionnoun

    (Biol., Cytology) A small body suspended within the cytoplasm of a cell.

  3. Inclusionnoun

    (Logic, Math.) The relationship existing between two sets if one is a subset of the other.


  1. inclusionnoun

    An addition or annex to a group, set, or total.

    The poem was a new inclusion in the textbook.

  2. inclusionnoun

    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.

  3. inclusionnoun

    Anything foreign that is included in a material,

  4. inclusionnoun

    Any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation, as a defect in a precious stone.

  5. Etymology: * inclusio


  1. inclusion

    Inclusion is the principle or policy of encompassing and integrating all individuals and groups within a certain environment or setting, regardless of their background, identity or ability. It is about ensuring equal access and opportunities, reducing exclusion or segregation, and promoting diversity and acceptance. This term is commonly used in education, social policy, and human rights contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inclusionnoun

    the act of including, or the state of being included; limitation; restriction; as, the lines of inclusion of his policy

  2. Inclusionnoun

    a foreign substance, either liquid or solid, usually of minute size, inclosed in the mass of a mineral

  3. Etymology: [L. inclusio: cf. F. inclusion. See Include.]


  1. Inclusion

    Inclusion is a term used by people with disabilities and other disability rights advocates for the idea that all people should freely, openly and without pity accommodate any person with a disability without restrictions or limitations of any kind. Although disability rights has historically existed as a relatively cohesive movement, the movement centered around inclusion has only recently begun to take shape and to position itself in the eye of the general public. The concept of inclusion emphasizes universal design for policy-oriented physical accessibility issues, such as ease-of-use of physical structures and elimination of barriers to ease of movement in the world, but the largest part of its purpose is on being culturally transformational. Inclusion typically promotes disability studies as an intellectual movement and stresses the need for disabled people — the inclusion-rights community usually uses the reclaimed word "cripple" or "crip" instead — to immerse themselves, sometimes forcibly, into mainstream culture through various modes of artistic expression. Inclusion advocates argue that melding what they term "disability-art" or "dis/art" into mainstream art makes integration of different body types unavoidable, direct, and thus positive. They argue it helps able-bodied people deal with their fears of being or becoming disabled, which, unbeknownst to the person, is usually what underlies both the feelings of "inspiration" and feelings of pity s/he may have when watching a disabled person moving in his or her unusual way, or in participating in activities that obviously draw attention to the person's condition. Inclusion advocates often specifically encourage disabled people who choose to subscribe to this set of ideas to take it upon themselves to involve themselves in activities that give them the widest public audience possible, such as becoming professional dancers, actors, visual artists, front-line political activists, filmmakers, orators, and similar professions.

Editors Contribution

  1. inclusion

    The act, process, feeling and knowing of being included.

    The spirit of inclusion is vital for businesses. unity governments of all types and companies to succeed and achieve their vision and goals.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inclusion' in Nouns Frequency: #2678

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of inclusion in a Sentence

  1. David Pilgrim:

    Instead of hiring black people, we keep hiring white people committed to diversity and inclusion.

  2. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. (On signing law for inclusion of the words 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14 Jun 54)

  3. Ashland Johnson:

    Hopefully, one day we won't need these sports inclusion efforts to be broadcast in such a way, but the reality is, until more institutions in sports update their policies or change their inclusion image, we'll need to highlight and celebrate every sports inclusion effort.

  4. Dave Joly:

    Disclosure of an individual's inclusion or non-inclusion in the TSDB (screening databases) would significantly impair the government's ability to investigate and counteract terrorism.

  5. Brian Bosma:

    What we had hoped for with the bill was a message of inclusion -- inclusion of all religious beliefs, what instead has come out is a message of exclusion and that was not the intent and hopefully not the effect. But to the extent that it is we are intent on righting that.

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