What does inclusive mean?

Definitions for inclusive
ɪnˈklu sɪvin·clu·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inclusiveadjective

    including much or everything; and especially including stated limits

    "an inclusive art form"; "an inclusive fee"; "his concept of history is modern and inclusive"; "from Monday to Friday inclusive"


  1. inclusiveadjective

    including (almost) everything within its scope

    An inclusive list of Wiki formats

  2. inclusiveadjective

    including the extremes as well as the area between

    Numbers 1 to 10 inclusive

  3. inclusiveadjective

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inclusiveadjective

    Etymology: inclusif, French.

    O, would that the inclusive verge
    Of golden metal, that must round my brow,
    Were red-hot steel, to sear me to the brain. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    I'll search where ev'ry virtue dwells,
    From courts inclusive down to cells. Jonathan Swift.


  1. inclusive

    Inclusive refers to an approach, policy, or philosophy that aims to include and accommodate all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics. It involves building environments, systems, or organizations that are welcoming, respectful, and accessible to everyone, ensuring equal opportunities, representation, and participation for all. Inclusivity values diversity and promotes equality, fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance for all individuals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inclusiveadjective

    inclosing; encircling; surrounding

  2. Inclusiveadjective

    comprehending the stated limit or extremes; as, from Monday to Saturday inclusive, that is, taking in both Monday and Saturday; -- opposed to exclusive

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. inclusif.]

Editors Contribution

  1. inclusive

    To include what is accurate, specific, fair and just.

    The business was inclusive and ensured there is proactive communication between employees and management.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inclusive in a Sentence

  1. Johannes Hahn:

    Success will depend on Albania's resolve to continue with reforms in an inclusive way and make them irreversible, it is important that Albania pursues a comprehensive, inclusive and consistent justice reform process which is essential to increase public trust in the judiciary.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    Love: always inclusive, never divisive.

  3. Barack Obama:

    One thing I've learned in this presidency is that there are going to be ups and there are going to be downs, as long as my focus and my team's focus is on what is going to make a difference in the lives of ordinary Americans like are we going to make this a more inclusive economy, a more inclusive society, a more fair and just society, we're going to make progress.

  4. Helen Clark:

    Business is attracted to where there is a solid and able environment and basic rule of law, commercial law, dispute resolution, peaceful and inclusive societies, for us, it's fundamentally not about financial contributions that business makes to U.N. agencies. It's about shared values ... the way business does business. Is it inclusive, and is it sustainable?

  5. Boone Isaacs:

    In the last two years, we've made greater strides than we ever have in the past toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization through admitting new members and more inclusive classes of members, and, personally, I would love to see and look forward to see a greater cultural diversity among all our nominees in all of our categories.

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