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comprehension    : [k,ɑmprih'ɛnʃən]
Comprehension \Com`pre*hen"sion\, n. [L. comprehensio: cf. F.
compr['e]hension.]
1. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising;
inclusion.
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In the Old Testament there is a close comprehension
of the New; in the New, an open discovery of the
Old. --Hooker.
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2. That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow
limits; a summary; an epitome. [Obs.]
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Though not a catalogue of fundamentals, yet . . . a
comprehension of them. --Chillingworth.
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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.
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4. (Logic) The complement of attributes which make up the
notion signified by a general term.
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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.
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comprehension
n 1: 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" [ant:
{incomprehension}]
2: the relation of comprising something; "he admired the
inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work" [synonym:
{inclusion}, {comprehension}]

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "comprehension":
IQ, admissibility, admission, apprehension, assimilation, caliber,
capacity, clairvoyance, command, completeness, comprehensiveness,
comprisal, conception, conceptualization, coverage,
deductive power, eligibility, embodiment, embracement,
encompassment, envisagement, esemplastic power, exhaustiveness,
foreknowledge, grasp, grip, ideation, inclusion, inclusiveness,
incorporation, integrative power, intellect, intellection,
intellectual grasp, intellectual power, intellectualism,
intellectuality, intelligence, intelligence quotient, knowledge,
mastery, membership, mental age, mental capacity, mental grasp,
mental ratio, mentality, mother wit, native wit, openness,
participation, power of mind, precognition, prehension,
rationality, reasoning power, reception, sanity, savvy,
scope of mind, sense, thinking power, tolerance, toleration,
understanding, whole, wisdom, wit




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  • COMPREHENSION | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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  • comprehension Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    These examples of comprehension are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web These examples are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge
  • Comprehension definition and meaning | Collins English . . .
    Definition of comprehension from the Collins English Dictionary Subordination When two or more clauses are joined by a conjunction other than and, but, or, or yet, one of the clauses is the main clause; the other clauses are subordinate clauses
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    1 a word, idiom, or feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language 2 U S a Briticism 3 any manner, idea, or custom typical of the English people
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  • Reading comprehension definition and . . . - Collins Dictionary
    Definition of 'reading comprehension' reading comprehension in British (ˈriːdɪŋ ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən) noun a text that students use to help them improve their reading skills, by reading it and answering questions relating to the text Sometimes used as a test or examination of reading skills
  • Comprehension - definition of . . . - The Free Dictionary
    The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding The knowledge that is acquired in this way Capacity to include; comprehensiveness Logic The sum of meanings and corresponding implications inherent in a term [Middle English comprehensioun, from Latin comprehēnsiō, comprehēnsiōn-, from comprehēnsus,





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