Definition of inclusivity in English:



mass noun
  • The practice or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who have physical or mental disabilities and members of minority groups.

    ‘you will need a thorough understanding of inclusivity and the needs of special education pupils’
    • ‘For example, are the worries I mentioned here, and alluded to in the comments to another of my posts about the believability of the Party's conversion to a policy of inclusivity to be ignored?’
    • ‘Rejecting terminological inclusivity as unnecessary frees us to accept a pragmatic understanding of the working-class.’
    • ‘Despite the apparent ubiquity and inclusivity of the net, it's still a very specialist concern, and nowhere near as representative as it likes to think it is.’
    • ‘It is a way of life based on the principle of inclusivity (that could be argued as secularism), diversity and co-existence.’
    • ‘It's about raising bigger questions of diversity and inclusivity that haven't been raised.’


1920s (in the general sense ‘inclusiveness’): from inclusive + -ity, on the pattern of exclusivity.