What does apprehension mean?

Definitions for apprehension
ˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃənap·pre·hen·sion

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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.

    Etymology: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.

  2. apprehension(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.

  3. apprehension(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.

  4. apprehension(Noun)

    Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.

    Etymology: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.

  5. apprehension(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.

  6. apprehension(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apprehension in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apprehension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of apprehension in a Sentence

  1. Auwalu Ibrahim:

    Everyone has been told to go home due to apprehension about the blasts.

  2. James Bridie:

    Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.

  3. Saint Augustine:

    To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

  4. Homeland Security spokeswoman Katie Waldman:

    We are working closely with our Mexican counterparts to confront rising border apprehension numbers -- specifically a 38 percent increase in families this month alone -- directly and to ensure that those with legitimate claims have access to appropriate protections.

  5. Bruce Dickinson:

    It was quite literally a revelation, i had this incredible moment of apprehension when I realized how close to ground it was. But as soon as we got away from the ground … the happier I was. I was in the air. I realized the complexity of the world that I was in … and the fact that you could never, ever know this activity... you would never fully know what was going to happen next or understand exactly what was going to go on for your day. And that I found incredibly exciting.

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  • اعتقالArabic
  • арест, хващане, мнение, представа, разбиране, схващане, задържане, опасениеBulgarian
  • obava, pochopeníCzech
  • AuffassungGerman
  • aprensión, arrestoSpanish
  • ymmärrys, ymmärtäminen, ottaminen, aavistus, käsitys, pidätys, pidättäminenFinnish
  • डरHindi
  • חֲשָׁשׁHebrew
  • 捕捉Japanese
  • pekerauMāori
  • verstand, begrip, vastgrijpen, grijpen, gezichtspunt, angst, vrees, begrijpen, visie, arrestatie, opinieDutch
  • arest, arestare, idee, opinie, pricepere, concepție, înțelegere, părere, aprehensiuneRomanian
  • понимание, представление, арест, опасение, мнение, осмысление, задержание, хватаниеRussian
  • shvaćanje, poimanje, hapšenje, strepnja, arestSerbo-Croatian
  • farhåga, fruktan, oroSwedish

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