in·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty | \ in-(ˌ)klü-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce inclusivity (audio) , -ˈzi- \

Definition of inclusivity

: the quality or state of being inclusive : inclusiveness

Examples of inclusivity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be considered for the top prize in 2024, films will need to meet new inclusivity requirements for people on the screen, behind the camera, on the studio lot and in training programs throughout the industry. John L. Jackson Jr. Los Angeles Times (tns), Star Tribune, "Want to change Hollywood culture?," 17 Sep. 2020 Deliberate inclusivity as a business practice is also a way to right the wrongs of historical housing discrimination, particularly for African Americans. Skylar Mitchell, CNN, "This all-Black real estate team is on a mission to #BuyBackTheBlock," 14 Sep. 2020 Part of the reason women have had more visibility in recent protests has to do with the greater inclusivity of nonviolent movements around the world. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "When Women Lead Protest Movements," 12 Sep. 2020 Meanwhile, according to every educator interviewed for this piece, students crave inclusivity more than ever. Gianluca Russo,, "For Fashion To Be Truly Inclusive,There Needs To Be Plus-Size Education," 1 Sep. 2020 While Latinx is a word created with inclusivity in mind, not everyone supports its use. Minhae Shim Roth, Good Housekeeping, "What Does Latinx Mean?," 1 Sep. 2020 For Tlaib, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, there's no social or racial reform without absolute inclusivity. Cara Korte, CBS News, "Female politicians of color celebrate 19th Amendment centennial while recognizing shortfalls," 1 Sep. 2020 Part of the sales from the line will go to a new PUP fellowship to support inclusivity in the Indianapolis design community. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, "This is more than a T-shirt. 'This is my way of protest.'," 1 Sep. 2020 But to Hahn, 21, young Republicans do not receive that inclusivity in return, especially on college campuses where young Democrats pushing progressive causes are a much more vocal presence. Zoë Jackson, Star Tribune, "Young Trump supporters in Minnesota say they're different from the older generation," 26 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inclusivity.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of inclusivity

1929, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about inclusivity

Time Traveler for inclusivity

Time Traveler

The first known use of inclusivity was in 1929

See more words from the same year

Statistics for inclusivity

Last Updated

22 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Inclusivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

Comments on inclusivity

What made you want to look up inclusivity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!