[in-klood] /ɪnˈklud/

verb (used with object), included, including.
to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element:
The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.
to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like.
to contain as a subordinate element; involve as a factor.
verb (transitive)
to have as contents or part of the contents; be made up of or contain
to add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
to contain as a secondary or minor ingredient or element

c.1400, from Latin includere “to shut in, enclose, imprison, insert,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + claudere “to shut” (see close (v.)). The alleged Sam Goldwyn-ism, “Include me out,” is attested from 1937. Related: Included; including.

[Usenet] 1. To duplicate a portion (or whole) of another’s message (typically with attribution to the source) in a reply or followup, for clarifying the context of one’s response. See the discussion of inclusion styles under “Hacker Writing Style”.
2. [C] “#include ” has appeared in sig blocks to refer to a notional “standard disclaimer file”.
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