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Comprehension

Comprehension Meaning & Definition
Comprehension Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Comprehension?

[n] the act of comprising something
[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"
[n] the relation of comprising something; "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Comprehension: inclusion

Related Terms | Find terms related to Comprehension: 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 | IQ | 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

See Also | apprehension | discernment | inclusion | involvement | savvy | understanding

Comprehension In Webster's Dictionary

\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.

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