Call something inclusive when it's designed or inclined to include. An exclusive club might let you in, but an inclusive one will ask you to join, no strings attached.

Inclusive is an adjective with several meanings: It can be used to describe something that's broad or extensive, such as thorough, inclusive research project. Or it describes a group that's particularly welcoming to all kinds of people. And an inclusive range is one where the limits are included along with what lies in between: a survey of “20-40 year-olds, inclusive” tells us 20 and 40 year-olds were counted, too.

Definitions of inclusive

adj including much or everything; and especially including stated limits

“an inclusive art form”
“an inclusive fee”
“his concept of history is modern and inclusive
“from Monday to Friday inclusive
broad in scope
excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority
alone, only
exclusive of anyone or anything else
exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence
inner, inside, privileged
confined to an exclusive group
characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative
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