from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of including or the state of being included.
- n. Something included.
- n. Geology A solid, liquid, or gaseous foreign body enclosed in a mineral or rock.
- n. Biology A nonliving mass, such as a droplet of fat, in the cytoplasm of a cell.
- n. Computer Science A logical operation that assumes the second statement of a pair is true if the first one is true.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An addition or annex to a group, set, or total.
- n. The act of including, i.e. adding or annexing, (something) to a group, set, or total.
- n. Anything foreign that is included in a material,
- n. Any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation, as a defect in a precious stone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of including, or the state of being included; limitation; restriction.
- n. Something that is included.
- n. A foreign substance, either liquid or solid, usually of minute size, inclosed in the mass of a mineral.
- n. A small body suspended within the cytoplasm of a cell.
- n. The relationship existing between two sets if one is a subset of the other.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of including, or the state of being included.
- n. That which is included or inclosed.
- n. The contents of vesicles, of all sizes, in protoplasm as an emulsion, enveloped by pellicles of the continuous substance or plasma; the discontinuous portions of protoplasm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being included
- n. the act of including
- n. the relation of comprising something
- n. any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)
Latin inclūsiō, inclūsiōn-, from inclūsus, past participle of inclūdere, to enclose; see include.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)