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 The nonprofit organization from D.C. is still more of a local force than a national one but aims to find solutions to the lack of inclusivity in U.S. soccer. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Those looking for a kid-friendly area at Summerfest should check out this new addition, made with inclusivity in mind. Rachel Ryan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021 There has been a lot of discussion about size inclusivity in the fashion world recently. Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2021 This approach calls for inclusivity and participation in the peace process, of not only the elites but also others, such as victims of the conflict, women’s organizations and nongovernmental organizations. David Mednicoff, The Conversation, 6 Aug. 2021 Gap is also benefiting from tie-ups with celebrities including rapper Kanye West and Olympian Simone Biles, while sharpening its focus on inclusivity. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 Campus Writers’ Workshop has built their reputation on inclusivity and collaboration. Gina Grillo,, 24 Aug. 2021 The festival is back with an emphasis on inclusivity, Carney said. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 6 Aug. 2021 In that time, the value of the brand eroded and a slew of competitors grew in part by positioning themselves as the anti-Victoria’s Secret, complete with more typical women’s bodies and a focus on inclusivity and diversity. New York Times, 16 June 2021

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First Known Use of inclusivity

1929, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2021

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“Inclusivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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