Definitions for Comprehensionˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•pre•hen•sionˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən(n.)
the act or process of comprehending.
the state of being comprehended.
capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas.
perception or understanding:
mature comprehension of a difficult subject.
Origin of comprehension:
1400–50; late ME < L comprehēnsiō=comprehēnd(ere) to comprehend+-tiō -tion
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
comprehension(noun)ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən
the ability to understand or the amount understood
a student's level of comprehension
comprehensionˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən
impossible to understand
Their behavior is beyond my comprehension.
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
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.
Translations for Comprehension
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act or power of understanding
After reading the passage the teacher asked questions to test the children's comprehension.
- begrip; omvangAfrikaans
- compreensãoPortuguese (BR)
- das VerständnisGerman
- درک؛ فهمFarsi
- supratimas, sugebėjimas suprastiLithuanian
- saprašana; aptveršana; ietveršanaLatvian
- fatteevne, forstandNorwegian
- درک؛ فهمPersian
- ورک کولPashto
- comprehensiune, (capacitate de) înţelegereRomanian
- anlama, kavramaTurkish
- 理解力Chinese (Trad.)
- ادراک ، فہمUrdu
- đọc hiểuVietnamese
- 理解力Chinese (Simp.)
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