- enclusion (obsolete)
Borrowed from Latin inclusio, inclusionis, from the verb Latin inclūdō (“to shut in, enclose, insert”), from in- (“in”) + claudō (“to shut”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u- (“key, hook, nail”). Doublet of enclosure.
- (countable) An addition or annex to a group, set, or total.
- The poem was a new inclusion in the textbook.
- (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.
- (countable) Anything foreign that is included in a material,
- (countable, mineralogy) Any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation, as a defect in a precious stone.
- (cytology) A nuclear or cytoplasmic aggregate of stainable substances.
- (histology) An object completely inside a tissue, such as epidermal inclusion cyst, a cyst in the epidermis.
- (mathematics) A mapping where the domain is a subset of the image.
- (obsolete) Restriction; limitation.
- “inclusion”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
inclusion f (plural inclusions)