Definition of inclusion
2 : something that is included: such asa : a gaseous, liquid, or solid foreign body enclosed in a mass (as of a mineral)b : a passive usually temporary product of cell activity (such as a starch grain) within the cytoplasm or nucleus
3 : a relation between two classes that exists when all members of the first are also members of the second — compare membership 3
4 : the act or practice of including students with disabilities in regular school classes
inclusionaryplay \in-ˈklü-zhə-ner-ē\ adjective
Recent Examples of inclusion from the Web
In his remarks on Thursday, Trump framed our inclusion in it not as part of an effort to address a global problem that will affect Americans’ lives and livelihoods but as though the rest of the world had somehow duped us into weakening ourselves.
Of those, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the body which assesses natural sites for World Heritage Status, currently recommends three for inclusion on the list, reports Andy Coghlan at New Scientist.
The U.S. initially bristled at the inclusion of a pledge to oppose protectionism in the G-7’s joint release.
Besides, say supporters of the Cannes digital movement, the inclusion of titles from companies like Netflix does not detract from others’ ability to shine at the festival.
Still unfilled is the school’s position for a chief of diversity, equity and inclusion, a job created in response to the protests.
The Army is determined not to sacrifice performance for the sake of inclusion, and many women have not been able to meet the standard.
NAFTA predated digital commerce and didn't address proprietary property rights or service industries, all areas ripe for inclusion.
A repurposing of the Heimlich maneuver for inclusion in a new edition of the Kama Sutra?
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Origin and Etymology of inclusion
Latin inclusion-, inclusio, from includere
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
INCLUSION Defined for Kids
Definition of inclusion for Students
1 : an act of taking in as part of a whole : the state of being taken in as part of a whole She suggested inclusion of an entry.
2 : something taken in as part of a whole
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