Definition of inclusion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkluːʒn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkluːʒn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the fact of including somebody/something; the fact of being included His inclusion in the team is in doubt.
  2. 2[countable] a person or thing that is included There were some surprising inclusions in the list.
  3. opposite exclusion
    Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin inclusio(n-), from includere ‘shut in’.Extra examples Legal issues precluded the interview’s inclusion on the DVD. Some words are too infrequent to be worthy of inclusion in the dictionary. The Internet promotes the social inclusion of groups such as the elderly and disabled. The rebels refused to accept the inclusion of representatives of the existing regime in the negotiations. There are strict criteria for inclusion in the competition. They tried to prevent the inclusion of any offensive material. They tried to prevent the inclusion of any wording in the statement that would cause offence. We welcome readers’ letters for possible inclusion on this page. an article for inclusion in the newsletter the government’s social inclusion policy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inclusion