Definitions for Apprehensionˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pre•hen•sionˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən(n.)

  1. suspicion or fear of future trouble; foreboding.

  2. the faculty or act of understanding or perceiving.

  3. a view, opinion, or idea on any subject.

  4. the act of arresting; seizure.

Origin of apprehension:

1350–1400; ME (< OF) < LL apprehēnsiō

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread(noun)

    fearful expectation or anticipation

    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

  2. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy(noun)

    the cognitive condition of someone who understands

    "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

  3. apprehension, misgiving(noun)

    painful expectation

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. apprehension(Noun)

    The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure.

  2. apprehension(Noun)

    The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest.

  3. apprehension(Noun)

    The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.

  4. apprehension(Noun)

    Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.

  5. apprehension(Noun)

    The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding.

  6. apprehension(Noun)

    Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill.

  7. Origin: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apprehension(noun)

    the act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension

  2. Apprehension(noun)

    the act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped

  3. Apprehension(noun)

    the act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception

  4. Apprehension(noun)

    opinion; conception; sentiment; idea

  5. Apprehension(noun)

    the faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension

  6. Apprehension(noun)

    anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil

Freebase

  1. Apprehension

    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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apprehension(noun)

fear.

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