Definition of inclusivity in English:



mass noun
  • An intention or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who are handicapped or learning-disabled, or racial and sexual minorities.

    ‘you will need a thorough understanding of inclusivity and the needs of special education pupils’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rejecting terminological inclusivity as unnecessary frees us to accept a pragmatic understanding of the working-class.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’


1930s: on the pattern of exclusivity.