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Definition of Comprehension

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understanding, intelligibility
Comprehension Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion.
  
(n.)
That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome.
  
(n.)
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
\com`pre*hen"sion\ (?), n. [l. comprehensio: cf. f. compréhension.]
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.
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. hillingworth.
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.
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" [syn: inclusion]


3. the act of comprising something


  similar words(1) 



 list comprehension 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
Ability to know.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Amgyffred = n. comprehension
Cyffred = n. comprehension; a whole, v. to comprehend, a. universal; whole
Cyffrediad = n. comprehension
Dealledigaeth = n. understanding, comprehension
Dealltwriaeth = n. understanding, comprehension
Diamgyffred = void of comprehension
Symiant = n. comprehension
WordNet 2.0

Noun
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"
(antonym) incomprehension
(hypernym) understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
(derivation) perceive, comprehend
2. the relation of comprising something; "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"
(synonym) inclusion
(hypernym) involvement
(derivation) embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover
Comprehension Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Comprehension may refer to:
  • In general usage, and more specifically in reference to education and psychology, it has roughly the same meaning as understanding.
  • Reading comprehension, a measurement of the understanding of a passage of text
  • Comprehension (logic), the totality of intensions, that is, properties or qualities, that an object possesses
    • Comprehension (or comprehensiveness), in Anglicanism, the theological inclusiveness and liturgical breadth thought to be integral to the definition of the tradition
    • List comprehension, an adaptation of mathematical set notation to represent infinite lists in computer science.

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