Definitions for Comprehensionˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən

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  1. comprehension(noun)

    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"

  2. inclusion, comprehension(noun)

    the relation of comprising something

    "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"

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  1. comprehension(Noun)

    thorough understanding

  2. comprehension(Noun)

    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.

  3. comprehension(Noun)

    a compact syntax for generating a list in some functional programming languages

  4. Origin: From compréhension.

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  1. Comprehension(noun)

    the act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion

  2. Comprehension(noun)

    that which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome

  3. Comprehension(noun)

    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. Comprehension(noun)

    the complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term

  5. Comprehension(noun)

    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

  6. Origin: [L. comprehensio: cf. F. comprhension.]

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  1. Comprehension

    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.

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  1. Comprehension

    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.


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