Definition of inclusiveness in US English:



  • 1The quality of covering or dealing with a range of subjects or areas.

    ‘the most useful feature of the book is probably its inclusiveness’
    • ‘His inclusiveness as a collector, coupled with his improvidence as a purchaser, contributed to an indebtedness of $100 million.’
    • ‘The items in the museum's catalogue in their very inclusiveness are a testament to human acquisitiveness.’
    • ‘Most critical assessments analyze the implications of the poem's cultural roaming and inclusiveness.’
    • ‘Further political concerns are voiced about the role of search engines in supporting or thwarting the inclusiveness ideology of the Web.’
    • ‘The physician's book provides an example of the extraordinary inclusiveness with which medical discourse forged links among diverse social, racial, gendered, and sexual subjects.’
    • ‘In the history of genre-study or formalism, the Essay deserves a mention, particularly for its inclusiveness: prose, dialect, vulgarisms, and the low are all in.’
    • ‘With characteristic inclusiveness, he forged a big-tent show of nearly 70 practitioners, from Andre to Zorio.’
    • ‘What is striking is the bilious inclusiveness of its attack on a machine-driven society that not only exploits its workers but robs them of their souls.’
    • ‘The author's inclusiveness and his balanced presentation make this book a major contribution on both periods.’
    • ‘The anthology lives up to its promise, for its most impressive feature is its wide theoretical range and the inclusiveness of its coverage.’
    1. 1.1 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.
      ‘the school promotes an attitude of tolerance and inclusiveness’
      • ‘In my two years as dean, I've found that the way to manage your peers - past and future - is through a culture of inclusiveness.’
      • ‘The support network aims to promote inclusiveness and participation with existing sporting clubs instead of creating stand-alone Special Olympic clubs.’
      • ‘The aim of the seminar is to examine the benefits to society of social partnership as a method of promoting economic development and social and cultural inclusiveness which contributes to the quality of life to all people.’
      • ‘Well, I'm firmly for inclusiveness, and firmly against both religious bigotry and hostility to religion.’
      • ‘The Party's sheer size and inclusiveness made republican sentiments look out of step with Britain's contemporary mood.’
      • ‘It is crucial to engage staff early in the change process: you will boost morale, create a sense of inclusiveness, and consolidate the sense of loyalty towards the company.’
      • ‘It is a role model for us in terms of social justice, tolerance, and inclusiveness.’
      • ‘Our company's emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness allows us to encourage and support outstanding men and women across a broad spectrum.’
      • ‘And that spirit of international inclusiveness infused his University, too.’
      • ‘Ethnic inclusiveness remains a key part of our mission.’