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"
the relation of comprising something
"he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"
The totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion.
a compact syntax for generating a list in some functional programming languages
Origin: From compréhension.
the act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion
that which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome
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
the complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term
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
Origin: [L. comprehensio: cf. F. comprhension.]
In logic, the comprehension of an object is the totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion. This is the correct technical term for the whole collection of intensions of an object, but it is common in less technical usage to see 'intension' used for both the composite and the primitive ideas.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding. (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed) Includes understanding by a patient or research subject of information disclosed orally or in writing.
The numerical value of Comprehension in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Comprehension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is now unpredictable beyond comprehension.
It is beyond comprehension that Congress is watching this epidemic of school shootings and chooses to do nothing.
He is a decent kid, quiet, but friends with a lot of the guys here, it is beyond comprehension why somebody would go to the lengths to do this.
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
There are three things which are real God, human folly, and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension. So we must do what we can with the third.
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Translations for Comprehension
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- схващане, разбиранеBulgarian
- comprensióCatalan, Valencian
- chápání, pochopení, porozuměníCzech
- Verstehen, VerständnisGerman
- entendimiento, comprensiónSpanish
- käsityskyky, ymmärrysFinnish
- compréhension, entendementFrench
- 了解, 理解Japanese
- 了解, 이해, 요해, 理解Korean
- понимание, понятие, разумение, осмыслениеRussian
- porozumenie, pochopenieSlovak
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