Definitions for Apprehensionˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən
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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
In psychology, apprehension is a term applied to a model of consciousness in which nothing is affirmed or denied of the object in question, but the mind is merely aware of it. "Judgment" "is an act of the mind, specifically different from simple apprehension or the bare conception of a thing". "Simple apprehension or conception can neither be true nor false." This distinction provides for the large class of mental acts in which we are simply aware of, or "take in" a number of familiar objects, about which we in general make no judgment, unless our attention is suddenly called by a new feature. Or again, two alternatives may be apprehended without any resultant judgment as to their respective merits. Similarly, G.F. Stout stated that while we have a very vivid idea of a character or an incident in a work of fiction, we can hardly be said in any real sense to have any belief or to make any judgment as to its existence or truth. With this mental state may be compared the purely aesthetic contemplation of music, wherein apart from, say, a false note, the faculty of judgment is for the time inoperative. To these examples may be added the fact that one can fully understand an argument in all its bearings, without in any way judging its validity. Without going into the question fully, it may be pointed out that the distinction between judgment and apprehension is relative. In every kind of thought, there is judgment of some sort in a greater or less degree of prominence.
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Everyone has been told to go home due to apprehension about the blasts.
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
At the time of the outbreak, there was a lot of fear, and apprehension, and denial of the existence of Ebola.
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- арест, хващане, мнение, представа, разбиране, схващане, задържане, опасениеBulgarian
- obava, pochopeníCzech
- aprensión, arrestoSpanish
- ymmärrys, ymmärtäminen, ottaminen, aavistus, käsitys, pidätys, pidättäminenFinnish
- verstand, begrip, vastgrijpen, grijpen, gezichtspunt, angst, vrees, begrijpen, visie, arrestatie, opinieDutch
- arest, arestare, idee, opinie, pricepere, concepție, înțelegere, părere, aprehensiuneRomanian
- понимание, представление, арест, опасение, мнение, осмысление, задержание, хватаниеRussian
- shvaćanje, poimanje, hapšenje, strepnja, arestSerbo-Croatian
- farhåga, fruktan, oroSwedish
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