Definitions for Apprehensionˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən
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ap•pre•hen•sionˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən(n.)
suspicion or fear of future trouble; foreboding.
the faculty or act of understanding or perceiving.
a view, opinion, or idea on any subject.
the act of arresting; seizure.
Origin of apprehension:
1350–1400; ME (< OF) < LL apprehēnsiō
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread(noun)
fearful expectation or anticipation
"the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy(noun)
the cognitive condition of someone who understands
"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody(noun)
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
"the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure.
The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest.
The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding.
Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill.
Origin: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.
the act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension
the act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped
the act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception
opinion; conception; sentiment; idea
the faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension
anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil
Translations for Apprehension
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- medoPortuguese (BR)
- die BesorgnisGerman
- دلهره؛ ترسFarsi
- bojati seCroatian
- félelem, aggódásHungarian
- ketakutan, keprihatinanIndonesian
- ótti, kvíðiIcelandic
- (drūma) nojauta; bažasLatvian
- frykt, engstelseNorwegian
- دلهره؛ ترسPersian
- farhåga, oroSwedish
- korku, endişeTurkish
- 擔憂Chinese (Trad.)
- побоювання, страхUkrainian
- اندیشہ ، خوفUrdu
- sự e sợVietnamese
- 忧虑，畏惧Chinese (Simp.)
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