AskDefine | Define include

Dictionary Definition



1 have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers" [ant: exclude]
2 consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of culprits" [ant: exclude]
3 add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category; "We must include this chemical element in the group"
4 allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar" [syn: admit, let in] [ant: exclude]

User Contributed Dictionary



1402, from includere (to shut in, enclose, insert), from in- (in) + claudere (to shut).



  1. To bring into a group, class, set, or total as a (new) part or member.
    I will purchase the vacation package if you will include car rental.
  2. To contain, as parts of a whole.
    The vacation package includes car rental.


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Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of includere

Extensive Definition

Inclusion may refer to:
The term inclusion can also be used in mathematics in the following ways:

See also

include in German: Inklusion
include in French: Inclusion
include in Japanese: インクルージョン
include in Polish: Inkluzja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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