Definitions

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  • adjective Too inclusive; tending to include too much.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ inclusive

Examples

  • Seems easy in a policy debate, but often much harder when it comes to writing the regs to not be overinclusive and underinclusive (which this rule is at the same time).

    Matthew Yglesias » Obama Administration Cracking Down on Human Rights Lobbyists

  • The takeover market is both underinclusive and overinclusive with respect to the companies that face discipline.

    California Energy Tax Proposal, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • B. Bell ` s throttling measure is at once under inclusive in that it only affects P2P applications and not other bandwidth intensive applications and overinclusive in that it affects both heavy and non‐heavy users equally; and

    Bell Canada throttling, DPI fight isn’t over

  • In other words, Siegel's warning is overinclusive.

    Real Social Security, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I'll just add that a fundamental problem with any no-fly list is that it's simultaneously overinclusive (all the Walter Murphy's in the world are on it) and underinclusive (some unknown terrorist is not).

    Balkinization

  • I'll just add that a fundamental problem with any no-fly list is that it's simultaneously overinclusive (all the Walter Murphy's in the world are on it) and underinclusive (some unknown terrorist is not).

    Balkinization

  • Personally, I believe polls of registered voters are less useful because they are overinclusive - even though we cannot perfectly define a "likely voter", we know that some significant percentage of registered voters are not going to vote.

    Poll: National Race Tightens; Majority Says Obama Flip-Flopped On Key Issues

  • I'll just add that a fundamental problem with any no-fly list is that it's simultaneously overinclusive (all the Walter Murphy's in the world are on it) and underinclusive (some unknown terrorist is not).

    Balkinization

  • I'll just add that a fundamental problem with any no-fly list is that it's simultaneously overinclusive (all the Walter Murphy's in the world are on it) and underinclusive (some unknown terrorist is not).

    Balkinization

  • I'll just add that a fundamental problem with any no-fly list is that it's simultaneously overinclusive (all the Walter Murphy's in the world are on it) and underinclusive (some unknown terrorist is not).

    Balkinization

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