1. Taking a great deal or everything within its scope; comprehensive: an inclusive survey of world economic affairs.
2. Including the specified extremes or limits as well as the area between them: the numbers one to ten, inclusive.
3. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a first person plural pronoun that includes the addressee, such as we in the sentence If you're hungry, we could order some pizza.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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