in·​clu·​sive | \ in-ˈklü-siv How to pronounce inclusive (audio) , -ziv\

Definition of inclusive

1 : comprehending stated limits or extremes from Monday to Friday inclusive
2a : broad in orientation or scope
b : covering or intended to cover all items, costs, or services

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Other Words from inclusive

inclusively adverb
inclusiveness noun

Examples of inclusive in a Sentence

a butterfly expert with an inclusive knowledge of his subject

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The program encourages inclusive interactions between the special needs population and the public. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Radically Inclusive’ project gives career training to young artists with autism," 30 June 2019 Parents began to get together to discuss ways to diversify the overwhelmingly white Southwest Portland magnet program racially and economically and improve sections of the curriculum to be more inclusive., "Andrew Scott, a Portland Public Schools graduate, wants to improve systematic inequities," 27 June 2019 Joseph Winburn, 23, who lives near the middle school, is also in favor of changing the mascot to be more inclusive. Rachel Berry,, "White Oak Middle school considering changing Native American logo," 5 June 2019 Our diverse group of newsroom testers tried out makeup brands that claim to be inclusive. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Beauty bloggers can help you take your makeup from mess to best," 4 June 2019 Veksler acknowledges that costs do go up when retailers make larger sizes, but inclusive sizes also attract a broader customer base. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Women’s clothing is divided into straight and plus sizes. Here’s why that’s a problem.," 12 Oct. 2018 Now the reality show star has launched an active line within her inclusive (sizes XS-4X) Good American clothing brand. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "I Tried Living in Khloé Kardashian's Active Line for a Week," 15 Aug. 2018 Our more inclusive sizes enable more women to find their perfect fit. Time, "The Boss: Why I Decided to Create a Lingerie Company With 70 Bra Sizes," 22 June 2018 At East West, staying relevant means continuing to be an inclusive space, where artists can explore all aspects of their identity, especially as the country becomes more multicultural. Makeda Easter,, "For race-specific theater companies, the fight for diversity onstage is far from over," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of inclusive

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of inclusive

: covering or including everything
: open to everyone : not limited to certain people
: including the stated limits and everything in between


in·​clu·​sive | \ in-ˈklü-siv How to pronounce inclusive (audio) , -ziv\

Kids Definition of inclusive

1 : covering everything or all important points an inclusive price
2 : including the stated limits and all in between from ages three to ten inclusive

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