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in·clu·sive / inˈkloōsiv/ • adj. including or covering all the services, facilities, or items normally expected or required: the price is inclusive, with few incidentals. ∎  (inclusive of) containing (a specified element) as part of a whole: all prices are inclusive of taxes. ∎  with the inclusion of the extreme limits stated: between the ages of 55 and 59 inclusive. ∎  not excluding any section of society or any party involved in something: only an inclusive peace process will end the conflict. ∎  (of language) deliberately nonsexist, esp. avoiding the use of masculine pronouns to refer to both men and women. DERIVATIVES: in·clu·sive·ly adv. in·clu·sive·ness n.

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