inclusive: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in-kl'siv), [key]
— adj.
  1. including the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account: from 6 to 37 inclusive.
  2. including a great deal, or including everything concerned; comprehensive: an inclusive art form; an inclusive fee.
  3. that includes; enclosing; embracing.
  4. (of the first person plural) including the person or persons spoken to, as we in Shall we dance? Cf. exclusive (def. 12).
  5. including; also taking into account: Europe, inclusive of the British Isles, is negotiating new trade agreements.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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