adjective \in-ˈklü-siv, -ziv\

: covering or including everything

: open to everyone : not limited to certain people

: including the stated limits and everything in between

Full Definition of INCLUSIVE

:  comprehending stated limits or extremes <from Monday to Friday inclusive>
a :  broad in orientation or scope
b :  covering or intended to cover all items, costs, or services
in·clu·sive·ly adverb
in·clu·sive·ness noun

Examples of INCLUSIVE

  1. <a butterfly expert with an inclusive knowledge of his subject>

First Known Use of INCLUSIVE

15th century


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