in·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty in-(ˌ)klü-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce inclusivity (audio)
: the quality or state of being inclusive : inclusiveness

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One of the more exciting things from a perspective of inclusivity is that the world of entertainment has become global. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Pointe shoes' lack of inclusivity is just one of the many ways the ballet industry ignores the existence of Black dancers. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 14 Nov. 2022 No trainer has the lived experience of every community reflected in the flags on the wall, but Porsch does require trainers to be open to the identities around them and familiar with the vocabulary of inclusivity. Lauren Larson, Men's Health, 9 Nov. 2022 The lingerie brand is built around ideals of inclusivity, offering a wide range of products tailored for diverse body types. Joey Nolfi,, 25 Oct. 2022 New York and London Fashion Week positioned themselves at the front of inclusivity with several shows featuring models with visible disabilities. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2022 If your version of inclusivity requires a little more celebratory bling, Tiffany will give the chance to accent the bracelet’s band with diamonds—at an extra cost, of course. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 15 Aug. 2022 Savage X Fenty show, as well as other ventures like her Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin lines, have helped to make inclusivity a cornerstone of her personal brand. Time, 3 Nov. 2022 So, to have a major brand pay homage to an all-Black film, while properly serving inclusivity, gives me hope. Breanna Davis,, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inclusivity was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Inclusivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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