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An example:

The grouping contains regions of brightness, excluding ones with densities below the threshold

The opposite of exclude in this context would be include only, as in including only ones with densities above the threshold.

Is there any single word for this, instead of include only?

  • '[C]ontains regions of brightness, including only ones with densities below the threshold' doesn't sound idiomatic. I'd want a contrastive here: 'Contains regions of brightness, but only ones with densities below the threshold'. – Edwin Ashworth May 23 '18 at 0:33
  • This will help you save more words (may or may not be what you want): The grouping contains regions of brightness, denoting [including only the ones with] densities above the threshold. – alwayslearning May 23 '18 at 6:36
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    Note that excluding ones with X is still imprecise, in that you may also exclude some without X. In terms of wording for inclusion, I would just shorten the sentence with the condition: The grouping contains regions of brightness with densities above the threshold. – jxh May 23 '18 at 11:05
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Exclusively (Merriam-Webster):

limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group

You could say:

The grouping exclusively contains regions of brightness with densities above the threshold.

You can also exclude include only:

The grouping contains regions of brightness with densities above the threshold.

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