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
Or, more threateningly, its proponents could insist on its inclusion in must-pass debt-limit or year-end appropriations bills, raising the specter of a debt default or a government shutdown.
Because of his lengthy and successful national team career with France, Malouda's inclusion on French Guiana's Gold Cup roster came as a surprise.
But the Eritrean government is hoping to turn the country’s reputation around, and officials lobbied hard for Asmara’s inclusion as a World Heritage site.
Louisville's recruiting approach for the Class of 2018 appears to be the same despite the late inclusion of five-star wing Brian Bowen in the incoming 2017 class.
The phylogenetic trunk: maximal inclusion of taxa, with missing data in an analysis of the Lepospondyli (Vertebrata, Tetrapoda).
Robinson is alleged to have been working against the EPA's efforts, and discouraging residents from getting soils tested and that inclusion on the National Priority List would hurt property values.
Two of the gardens are Cincinnati Horticulture Society Award winners, and another home has historical significance by its inclusion in the National Park System’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Trail.
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania senator and former president of the Club for Growth, a lobby for extreme libertarian policy, has urged the inclusion of the long-term Medicaid cuts.
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Origin and Etymology of inclusion
Latin inclusion-, inclusio, from includere
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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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