Definition of inclusive in English:



  • 1Including all the services or items normally expected or required.

    ‘menus stating fully inclusive prices’
    • ‘The inclusive price entitles you to a discounted drink on your next visit.’
    • ‘This set menu has an inclusive price of £18.95 for two courses, £21.95 for three.’
    • ‘The fully inclusive price is 885 per person, and a single room supplement 132.’
    • ‘A trip to Medjugorie ex Knock will take place from the 12th to the 19th of June for the fully inclusive price of €539.’
    • ‘A family package (2 adults plus one child) is priced at 188 inclusive with a gift for the child. 50 yuan for each additional child.’
    • ‘The inclusive price is 500 baht and seconds will be offered to all.’
    • ‘Fully inclusive prices including flights, transfers, full board and diving start at £1350.’
    • ‘Given that all inclusive prices start at around €60,000 for what are very well finished properties, it is easy to see why the development is generating a lot of interest abroad.’
    • ‘As this is is an inclusive service, the fee also covers the procurements of gifts to the happy couple.’
    • ‘Costing €555 all inclusive it is expected that there will be great demand for seats, so it would be advisable to make reservations as soon as possible.’
    • ‘Centrino bundles based on older Pentium Ms, models 735 through to 770 inclusive, saw their prices cut by 30.8 per cent.’
    • ‘If you need a new interior roof lining, too, the price rises to £725 all inclusive.’
    • ‘There is a great demand for ‘mini movers,’ those companies that offer the same inclusive services for very small relocations.’
    • ‘I insisted that I would require an inclusive quotation for the complete circumference of the building.’
    • ‘A temporary Cambodian visa is arranged by the travel company at the inclusive price.’
    • ‘Although the cost of such an exclusive safari might seem prohibitive, it is worth pointing out that everything - from wine, beer and spirits to the daily laundry service - is inclusive.’
    • ‘Expect a day's inclusive hire to start at £25, with a week from £84.’
    • ‘The fee may be either an all inclusive flat rate or a fee for each service received (consultations, diagnostic tests, medicines dispensed, etc).’
    • ‘‘Your Plan’, as it's called, offers a variety of options including inclusive call time minutes and access to information services.’
    • ‘Prices are all inclusive, with a grandstand seat to watch the on track action, entrance into the paddock to get closer to the cars and drivers and access to the main stage to watch the Blue concert.’
    all-in, all-inclusive, with everything included, comprehensive, in toto
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    1. 1.1inclusive of Containing (a specified element) as part of a whole.
      ‘all prices are inclusive of VAT’
      • ‘The cost inclusive of the island fee and the boat trip will be £17.50, however there will be an additional charge for the bus fare.’
      • ‘The rate is inclusive of food and cultural programmes.’
      • ‘Me and BlueBalls spent a mere $7 each for the food, inclusive of drinks!’
      • ‘Tickets €25 each, inclusive of transport, are available from all committee members.’
      • ‘The full residential fee for the book weekend is £280, inclusive of accommodation and meals.’
      • ‘Prices range from £205 to £395 per room per night, inclusive of continental breakfast and VAT.’
      • ‘That's around $40, inclusive of the usual nail care thingies like cuticle pushing and so on.’
      • ‘The tickets for this talented performers concert in the Forum are priced at €12.50 which is inclusive of booking fee.’
      • ‘The daily tariff is all inclusive of fine dining, wines and drinks, and all recreational activities.’
      • ‘The proposal to announce a procurement price inclusive of four per cent state levies in lieu of the MSP, needs to be pursued, it said.’
      • ‘Some prices are inclusive of two meals, activities and entertainment.’
      • ‘All prices are fully inclusive of taxes and the insurance surcharge.’
      • ‘Weekend stays, inclusive of accommodation, food and drink, cost from £695 for a double room.’
      • ‘The company are offering those willing to leave six weeks redundancy inclusive of statutory entitlements up to a maximum of two year's pay.’
      • ‘Both prices are inclusive of a meal plus five team prizes along with individual, front nine and back nine prizes.’
      • ‘The announcement would not be affected by any management buy-out, because the recent jobs announcement was inclusive of the decision.’
      • ‘All rates are inclusive of breakfast, and that, served buffet-style in the Oak Room, is very good indeed.’
      • ‘Rate is inclusive of American buffet breakfast and subject to 15 per cent surcharge.’
      • ‘The measures would also see holiday entitlements reduced to just 20 days a year, inclusive of Bank Holidays, and the loss of entitlement to sick pay.’
      • ‘Good old Maplins have new connectors for the terribly reasonable price of £1.99, inclusive of VAT.’
      including, incorporating, taking in, counting, taking account of
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    2. 1.2postpositive Including the limits specified.
      ‘between the ages of 55 and 59 inclusive’
      • ‘The offer is available until mid-December and is limited from Sundays to Thursdays inclusive.’
    3. 1.3 Not excluding any section of society or any party involved in something.
      ‘only an inclusive peace process will end the conflict’
      • ‘Dr Madden pointed out that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre was a not-for-profit organisation that required its facilities to be socially inclusive.’
      • ‘The optimistic assumption is that a more literate nation will be more cohesive and socially inclusive: polite society need no longer fear the disengaged illiterates.’
      • ‘The Barcelona Declaration is a blueprint for action to assist and to facilitate local authorities to create a more inclusive society and an accessible environment for people with disabilities.’
      • ‘So it is important, too, that political parties be inclusive and consultative with their constituencies and supporters on an ongoing basis.’
      • ‘They say it is an attempt to recognise some of their past failings and move towards a more inclusive party, which recognises some of the diversity in society.’
      • ‘An inclusive God, it would seem, requires an inclusive sacramental system as well.’
      • ‘This means that the organisations that provide mental health services have to be flexible, inclusive and accessible, and share information and resources.’
      • ‘It has also been argued that the frontier experience made America a more tolerant and inclusive society, gave a higher status to women than many other countries and stimulated the desire for public education.’
      • ‘The inclusive nature of our society is vital for healthy and sustainable communities.’
      • ‘National reforms can facilitate inclusive services at local level.’
      • ‘More recently, as the Prime Minister noted, Australians have responded to this call by moving away from segregation and isolation, to a more inclusive society.’
      • ‘Some worshipers have an especially keen awareness of just how inclusive each praise service is.’
      • ‘The government could also work towards a more harmonious and inclusive society that tolerated and protected differences of opinion, especially unpopular ones.’
      • ‘We live in a more inclusive society than we did say twenty years ago and I feel, on this issue, society should also move with the times.’
      • ‘Just because an obscure term is included on a sticker from a national organisation that primarily functions in academic circles does not mean that we as a society are inclusive.’
      • ‘Part of the challenge is to create a progressive, inclusive culture - which will come about when the service reflects London's diverse community.’
      • ‘Media freedom is important for building inclusive societies, securing respect for human rights, empowering civil society and promoting development.’
      • ‘Though each has distinct motives for packing up, they agree the United States is growing too conservative and believe Canada offers a more inclusive, less selfish society.’
      • ‘But instead of it being inclusive, they excluded her, and I think that we, as women, those who have been brought up in Christianity, have been trying to work through that for 2,000 years.’
      • ‘The Green Party's fundamental values lead us to promote an inclusive society.’
    4. 1.4 (of language) deliberately avoiding usages that could be seen as excluding a particular social group, for example avoiding the use of masculine pronouns to cover both men and women.
      • ‘Coming from the United Trades and Labour Council, we'd been through the battles of using non-sexist and inclusive language.’
      • ‘Westminster's question about ‘the chief end of man’ may be set aside because its language is not inclusive.’
      • ‘What's wrong with inclusive gender-neutral language?’
      • ‘The new inclusive language and nongendered understanding of God, for example, are rooted in the dissent of feminists from traditional Catholic norms.’
      • ‘For example, the publication guidelines of the American Psychological Association stress the use of nonsexist, inclusive language.’


Late 16th century: from medieval Latin inclusivus, from Latin includere (see include).