Meaning of “inclusive” in the English Dictionary

"inclusive" in English

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us uk /ɪnˈkluː.sɪv/

C1 An inclusive price or amount includes everything:

My rent is $700 a month inclusive (of bills).

[ after noun ] including the first and last date or number stated:

I'll be away from 20 to 31 May inclusive.

An inclusive group or organization tries to include many different types of people and treat them all fairly and equally:

Our aim is to create a fairer, more inclusive society.

(Definition of “inclusive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inclusive" in American English

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us /ɪnˈklu·sɪv/

including everything or all types of people :

The governments want to reach a settlement that is as inclusive as possible.

(Definition of “inclusive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inclusive" in Business English

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uk /ɪnˈkluːsɪv/ us

containing or including a particular thing:

inclusive of sth The house and grounds, inclusive of all outbuildings, belong to my client.
Although you were given an estimate inclusive of fees, the actual repair could be much higher.

COMMERCE an inclusive price includes everything:

Two weeks in one of the harbourside studios is £620 per person (inclusive).
We can organize the entire wedding for one inclusive price.
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[ after noun ] UK including the first and last date or number stated:

The consultation period runs from December 2011 to April 2012 inclusive.
Children from age 13 to 17 inclusive are allowed to participate.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY including many different types of people, who are treated fairly and equally:

Company retreats were socially inclusive, with janitors and board members sharing cabins.
We made sure the discussions were fully inclusive by inviting the community to participate.

(Definition of “inclusive” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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