Definitions for Comprehensiveˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pre•hen•siveˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn sɪv(adj.)

  1. of large scope; covering much; inclusive:

    a comprehensive study.

  2. having or marked by an extensive mental range or grasp:

    comprehensive understanding.

  3. (of insurance) providing broad protection against loss.

    Category: Business

  4. (n.)Often, comprehensives. Also called comprehen′sive examina`tion. an extensive examination given to measure general progress or proficiency in a major field of study.

    Category: Education

Origin of comprehensive:

1605–15; < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. comprehensive examination, comprehensive, comp(adj)

    an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge

    "she took her comps in English literature"

  2. comprehensive(adj)

    including all or everything

    "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"

  3. comprehensive(adj)

    broad in scope

    "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. comprehensive(adjective)ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn sɪv

    including all that is needed

    a comprehensive guide to your health care; comprehensive immigration reform


  1. comprehensive(Noun)

    A comprehensive school.

  2. comprehensive(Adjective)

    Broadly or completely covering; including a large proportion of something.

  3. Origin: From comprehensivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comprehensive(adj)

    including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view

  2. Comprehensive(adj)

    having the power to comprehend or understand many things

  3. Comprehensive(adj)

    possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Comprehensive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2836

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Comprehensive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4752

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Comprehensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #387

Translations for Comprehensive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


including many things

The school curriculum is very comprehensive.

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