Definition of inclusive in US English:

inclusive

adjective

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

    ‘the price is inclusive, with few incidentals’
    • ‘A temporary Cambodian visa is arranged by the travel company at the inclusive price.’
    • ‘The inclusive price entitles you to a discounted drink on your next visit.’
    • ‘Expect a day's inclusive hire to start at £25, with a week from £84.’
    • ‘A trip to Medjugorie ex Knock will take place from the 12th to the 19th of June for the fully inclusive price of €539.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fee may be either an all inclusive flat rate or a fee for each service received (consultations, diagnostic tests, medicines dispensed, etc).’
    • ‘As this is is an inclusive service, the fee also covers the procurements of gifts to the happy couple.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I insisted that I would require an inclusive quotation for the complete circumference of the building.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fully inclusive price is 885 per person, and a single room supplement 132.’
    • ‘The inclusive price is 500 baht and seconds will be offered to all.’
    • ‘This set menu has an inclusive price of £18.95 for two courses, £21.95 for three.’
    • ‘Centrino bundles based on older Pentium Ms, models 735 through to 770 inclusive, saw their prices cut by 30.8 per cent.’
    • ‘Fully inclusive prices including flights, transfers, full board and diving start at £1350.’
    • ‘‘Your Plan’, as it's called, offers a variety of options including inclusive call time minutes and access to information services.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    all-in, all-inclusive, with everything included, comprehensive, in toto
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    1. 1.1inclusive ofpredicative Containing (a specified element) as part of a whole.
      ‘all prices are inclusive of taxes’
      • ‘Weekend stays, inclusive of accommodation, food and drink, cost from £695 for a double room.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The company are offering those willing to leave six weeks redundancy inclusive of statutory entitlements up to a maximum of two year's pay.’
      • ‘The rate is inclusive of food and cultural programmes.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Tickets €25 each, inclusive of transport, are available from all committee members.’
      • ‘Good old Maplins have new connectors for the terribly reasonable price of £1.99, inclusive of VAT.’
      • ‘The daily tariff is all inclusive of fine dining, wines and drinks, and all recreational activities.’
      • ‘Prices range from £205 to £395 per room per night, inclusive of continental breakfast and VAT.’
      • ‘The full residential fee for the book weekend is £280, inclusive of accommodation and meals.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The tickets for this talented performers concert in the Forum are priced at €12.50 which is inclusive of booking fee.’
      • ‘Both prices are inclusive of a meal plus five team prizes along with individual, front nine and back nine prizes.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Rate is inclusive of American buffet breakfast and subject to 15 per cent surcharge.’
      • ‘All prices are fully inclusive of taxes and the insurance surcharge.’
      • ‘Me and BlueBalls spent a mere $7 each for the food, inclusive of drinks!’
      • ‘Some prices are inclusive of two meals, activities and entertainment.’
      • ‘That's around $40, inclusive of the usual nail care thingies like cuticle pushing and so on.’
      including, incorporating, taking in, counting, taking account of
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    2. 1.2postpositive With the inclusion of the extreme limits stated.
      ‘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’
      • ‘National reforms can facilitate inclusive services at local level.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So it is important, too, that political parties be inclusive and consultative with their constituencies and supporters on an ongoing basis.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Part of the challenge is to create a progressive, inclusive culture - which will come about when the service reflects London's diverse community.’
      • ‘The inclusive nature of our society is vital for healthy and sustainable communities.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This means that the organisations that provide mental health services have to be flexible, inclusive and accessible, and share information and resources.’
      • ‘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 government could also work towards a more harmonious and inclusive society that tolerated and protected differences of opinion, especially unpopular ones.’
      • ‘An inclusive God, it would seem, requires an inclusive sacramental system as well.’
      • ‘Some worshipers have an especially keen awareness of just how inclusive each praise service is.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Media freedom is important for building inclusive societies, securing respect for human rights, empowering civil society and promoting development.’
      • ‘The Green Party's fundamental values lead us to promote an inclusive 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.’
    4. 1.4 (of language) deliberately nonsexist, especially avoiding the use of masculine pronouns to refer to 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.’
      • ‘The new inclusive language and nongendered understanding of God, for example, are rooted in the dissent of feminists from traditional Catholic norms.’
      • ‘What's wrong with inclusive gender-neutral language?’
      • ‘For example, the publication guidelines of the American Psychological Association stress the use of nonsexist, inclusive language.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

inclusive

/ɪnˈklusɪv//inˈklo͞osiv/