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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Taking a great deal or everything within its scope; comprehensive: an inclusive survey of world economic affairs.
  • adj. Including the specified extremes or limits as well as the area between them: the numbers one to ten, inclusive.
  • adj. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a first person plural pronoun that includes the addressee, such as we in the sentence If you're hungry, we could order some pizza.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. including (almost) everything within its scope
  • adj. including the extremes as well as the area between
  • adj. of, or relating to the first person plural pronoun when including the person being addressed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclosing; encircling; surrounding.
  • adj. Comprehending the stated limit or extremes; ; -- opposed to exclusive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclosing; encircling; comprehensive; in cluding: with of.
  • Included in the number or sum; comprehending the stated limit or extremes: as, from Monday to Saturday inclusive (that is, taking in both Monday and Saturday).
  • n. A term of inclusion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. including much or everything; and especially including stated limits

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