• IPA: /ɪnˈkluːʒən/


  1. (countable) An addition or annex to a group, set, or total.
    The poem was a new inclusion in the textbook.
  2. (uncountable) The act of including, i.e. adding or annexing, (something) to a group, set, or total.
    The inclusion of the poem added value to the course.
  3. (countable) Anything foreign that is included in a material,
  4. (countable, mineralogy) Any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation, as a defect in a precious stone.
  5. (biology) A nuclear or cytoplasmic aggregate of stainable substances.
  6. (mathematics) A mapping where the domain is a subset of the image.
  7. (obsolete) Restriction; limitation.
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