inclusion

Inclusion is the act of including someone in something, like a school, club, or team.

If you are familiar with the word include — meaning to make someone or something a part of something larger — then inclusion should make sense. You might be happy at your inclusion on the school's volleyball team. The inclusion of an actor in a movie is exciting. When there's a new President, people wait and see who will earn inclusion in the cabinet. In biology, an inclusion body is a very small body found within another on the cellular level.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: inclusion

1
n
the act of including
2
n
any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: inclusion
1

n the act of including

Types:
incorporation
including by incorporating
annexation, appropriation
incorporation by joining or uniting
Type of:
increase, step-up
the act of increasing something

n the state of being included

Antonyms:
exclusion
the state of being excluded
Types:
embrace
the state of taking in or encircling
encompassment
including entirely
Type of:
situation, state of affairs
the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

n the relation of comprising something

“he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work”
Synonyms:
comprehension
Type of:
involvement
a connection of inclusion or containment
2

n any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)

“an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell”
Synonyms:
cellular inclusion, inclusion body
Types:
plasmid, plasmid DNA
a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication
Russell's body, cancer body
an inclusion body found in plasma cells in cases of cancer
Type of:
body
an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
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