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include

[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 <disclaimer.h>" has appeared in sig blocks to refer to a notional "standard disclaimer file".

include

A statement in a program that directs the compiler or interpreter to process another file of code at that point. An include capability (often with a pound sign: "#include") allows libraries of predefined code to be combined into one program. Ada compilers use a "with" statement instead of include. See header file. See also server-side include.