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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.

Definitions of inclusion
  1. noun
    the act of including
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    types:
    incorporation
    including by incorporating
    annexation, appropriation
    incorporation by joining or uniting
    type of:
    increase, step-up
    the act of increasing something
  2. noun
    the state of being included
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    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
  3. noun
    the relation of comprising something
    “he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work”
    synonyms: comprehension
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    type of:
    involvement
    a connection of inclusion or containment
  4. noun
    any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)
    “an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell”
    synonyms: cellular inclusion, inclusion body
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    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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