AskDefine | Define inclusive

Dictionary Definition

inclusive adj : including much or everything; and especially including stated limits; "an inclusive art form"; "an inclusive fee"; "his concept of history is modern and inclusive"; "from Monday to Friday inclusive" [ant: exclusive]

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English

Adjective

inclusive
  1. including (almost) everything within its scope
    An inclusive list of Wiki formats
  2. including the extremes as well as the area between
    Numbers 1 to 10 inclusive
  3. of, or relating to the first person plural pronoun when including the person being addressed
    As the we in If you want, we could go back to my place for coffee.

Translations

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

Extensive Definition

  • In the description of any formally defined set, the rules by which an object may be defined as included in the set are referred to as rules of inclusion or inclusive rules.
  • In the description of a mathematical set, the term inclusive denotes that the endpoints of a range are included within the set. For example, "the integers -2 to 2 inclusive" refers to the set ; the endpoints, -2 and 2, are included. The term is generally applied to discrete elements.
  • In Boolean logic the inclusive or (or simply or) operator is true if either or both arguments are true. Distinct from exclusive or, which refers to exclusive disjunction, which has a true value if either but not both arguments are true.
  • In education, inclusive refers to the Inclusive classroom approach, which accepts all pupils in the school, also the ones with some kind of handicap.
  • In tax rates, "inclusive" can refer to a tax system that includes taxes owed as part of the base.

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