in·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty | \in-(ˌ)klü-ˈsi-və-tē, -ˈzi-\

Definition of inclusivity 

: the quality or state of being inclusive : inclusiveness

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Though these statements could certainly point to a possible shift in what the brand will offer in the future, there's still no talk of a move toward inclusivity. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Victoria’s Secret Is Bringing Back Swimwear But Said Nothing About Extended Sizing," 21 Nov. 2018 Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty puts inclusivity front and center at its shows. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "The stubborn irrelevance of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show," 8 Nov. 2018 Garcia's walk also takes place as the runways continue to improve inclusivity in size, race, age, and sexuality. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Model and Mom Valeria Garcia Opens Up About Wearing a Breast Pump on the Runway," 11 Oct. 2018 Yet if medicine is to advance, it may be driven less by single superstar intellects than by methods of intensive and searching inclusivity. Laura Kolbe, WSJ, "‘Heart: A History’ Review: At the Bleeding Edge," 14 Sep. 2018 But the irony of forcing inclusivity on clubs is that inevitably, clubs go away. Fox News, "Trump touts economy in the heartland," 27 July 2018 More companies that emphasize inclusivity: Now check out what this genderqueer person loves most about their look: Follow Marci on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Marci Robin, Allure, "This Salon Chain Is Offering Free Hair Services for Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Clients," 26 Oct. 2018 The range of makeup was created with inclusivity in mind and includes 40 foundation shades. Katarina Kovac, Vogue, "Bella Hadid, Lili Reinhart, and Winnie Harlow Celebrate the Dior Backstage Makeup Collection Over Dinner," 8 June 2018 Fifty percent of the proceeds from the month of June will go to The Center to help empower the LGBTQ community and provide a safe space that celebrates equality, diversity, and inclusivity. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Milk Makeup Launched a Glitter Collection for Pride Month," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of inclusivity

1929, in the meaning defined above

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