Definition of inclusion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkluːʒ(ə)n/


1 [mass noun] The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure: they have been selected for inclusion in the scheme
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  • This is not so much an offer of inclusion as an insistence upon it.
  • That this is a party which wishes to base itself upon compassion and inclusion is beyond doubt.
  • A number of pieces out of the union of the resultant lists will then be selected for inclusion in the book.
incorporation, addition, insertion, introduction;
involvement, taking in, encompassing
1.1 [count noun] A person or thing that is included within a whole: the exhibition features such inclusions as the study of the little girl
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  • What seems to give any flavor more appeal these days is the abundance of inclusions contained within the mix.
  • Any suggestions for inclusions gratefully received.
  • Hands-free phones, phreaking - hacking into phone systems for free calls - and fuzzy logic are all new inclusions.
2chiefly Geology A body or particle of distinct composition embedded in a rock or other material.
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  • The composition of these minerals is known from a handful of outcrops containing inclusions of mantle material.
  • Magmatic inclusions in silicic and intermediate volcanic rocks.
  • At the cores of the aegirine spherulites there typically are inclusions of cubic crystals of villiaumite to 3 cm on edge.


Early 17th century: from Latin inclusio(n-), from includere 'shut in'.

Words that rhyme with inclusion

allusion, collusion, conclusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, exclusion, extrusion, fusion, illusion, interfusion, intrusion, obtrusion, occlusion, preclusion, profusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, suffusion, transfusion

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