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
the act of including
any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)
n any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)
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:
an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects