What does comprehension mean?

Definitions for comprehension
ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃəncom·pre·hen·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. comprehension(Noun)

    thorough understanding

    Etymology: From compréhension.

  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.

    Etymology: From compréhension.

  3. comprehension(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From compréhension.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comprehension(noun)

    the act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion

    Etymology: [L. comprehensio: cf. F. comprhension.]

  2. Comprehension(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. comprehensio: cf. F. comprhension.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. comprehensio: cf. F. comprhension.]

  4. Comprehension(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. comprehensio: cf. F. comprhension.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. comprehensio: cf. F. comprhension.]

Freebase

  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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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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How to say comprehension in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comprehension in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comprehension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of comprehension in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Un leadership efficace doit être fortement liée à l'empathie, à savoir la compréhension et les soins de compassion pour les besoins de ceux qui sont les plus touchés par votre leadership, les dirigeants sont nés hors de la lumière brillante de la compassion et de l'empathie, tandis que les patrons sont nés hors des ténèbres négligente froid qui manque de l'empathie.

  2. Millis Police Detective Domenic Tiberi:

    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.

  3. Frank Mankiewicz:

    A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word "but" which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you. Thus: "I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... " (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).

  4. Li Chunlai:

    This work shows the extensive use of the Lunar Penetrating Radar could greatly improve our understanding of the history of lunar impact and volcanism and could shed new light on the comprehension of the geological evolution of the Moon's far side.

  5. Barbara King:

    Koko shows definite comprehension of spoken English.

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