adjective: 1. including or encompassing the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account (usually used postpositively): from 6 to 37 inclusive. 2. including a great deal, or encompassing everything concerned; comprehensive: an inclusive art form; an inclusive fee. 3. enclosing; embracing: an inclusive fence. 4. considered together (with): capital inclusive of profit. 5. including the limits specified: Monday to Friday inclusive is five days. 6. not excluding any particular groups of people: an inclusive society. 7. broad in orientation or scope: The traditional system groups organisms … and places them in a hierarchy of ever more inclusive categories … — Elizabeth Pennisi. // He wanted more inclusive histories that told the lives of all humankind, not just an elite few. — Brook Thomas. 8. covering or intended to cover all items, costs, or services: Le Sport features inclusive packages with a single rate covering spa treatments, accommodations, all meals, drinks, water sports, and tennis. — Ian Keown — see also all-inclusive (below). 9. including everyone especially : allowing and accommodating people who have historically been excluded (as because of their race, gender, sexuality, or ability, or disability). 10. of or relating to education in which students with disabilities are included with the general student population. 11. including the stated limits or extremes —used postpositively: from Monday to Friday inclusive. in grammar: (of the first person plural) including the person or persons spoken to, as we in Shall we dance? Compare exclusive. exclusive (grammar): (of the first person plural) not including the person or persons spoken to, as we in We'll see you later. in logic: (of a disjunction) true if at least one of its component propositions is true. Compare exclusive. exclusive (logic): (of a disjunction) true if only one rather than both of its component propositions is true. all-inclusive: 1. including everything: a broader and more nearly all-inclusive view; especially : sold for one price that includes charges and fees that are often added separately. 2. a resort that charges one fee that includes the price of a room, meals, beverages, and all other expenses : an all-inclusive resort: a vacation at an all-inclusive. "inclusive of," including; also taking into account: Europe, inclusive of the British Isles, is negotiating new trade agreements. Related Words: comprehensive, broad, across-the-board, all-around, blanket, encyclopedic, full, general, global, overall, sweeping, umbrella, whole, catchall, wall-to-wall. Synonyms: all-embracing, all-in [chiefly British], all-encompassing, all-inclusive, broad-gauge (or broad-gauged), compendious, complete, comprehensive, comprising, cover-all, cyclopedic, embracive, encyclopedic, exhaustive, full, general, global, in-depth, including, overall, omnibus, panoramic, thorough, universal. Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin inclūsīvus, equivalent to Latin inclūs(us) (see incluse) + -īvus -ive. Source 1, Source 2.