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Meaning of COMPREHENSION

Pronunciation:  `kâmpri'henshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of comprising something
  2. [n]  an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
  3. [n]  the relation of comprising something; "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"
 

COMPREHENSION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: inclusion
 
 Antonyms: incomprehension
 
 See Also: apprehension, discernment, inclusion, involvement, savvy, understanding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com`pre*hen"sion\, n. [L. comprehensio: cf. F.
compr['e]hension.]
1. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising;
   inclusion.

         In the Old Testament there is a close comprehension
         of the New; in the New, an open discovery of the
         Old.                                  --Hooker.

2. That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow
   limits; a summary; an epitome. [Obs.]

         Though not a catalogue of fundamentals, yet . . . a
         comprehension of them.                --Chillingworth.

3. The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the
   power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect;
   perception; understanding; as, a comprehension of abstract
   principles.

4. (Logic) The complement of attributes which make up the
   notion signified by a general term.

5. (Rhet.) A figure by which the name of a whole is put for a
   part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number
   for an indefinite.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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