What does comprehension mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comprehensionnoun

    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, comprehensionnoun

    the relation of comprising something

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

Wiktionary

  1. comprehensionnoun

    thorough understanding

    Etymology: From compréhension.

  2. comprehensionnoun

    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. comprehensionnoun

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

    Etymology: From compréhension.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comprehensionnoun

    the act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion

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

  2. Comprehensionnoun

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

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

  3. Comprehensionnoun

    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. Comprehensionnoun

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

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

  5. Comprehensionnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. comprehension

    The natural ability, act and fact of the brain and mind to perceive, understand and know the level of importance of.

    Our comprehension of a specific subject or form of knowledge is important in our lives.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 27, 2020  

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  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. Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe:

    Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

  2. Ibn-e-Safi:

    Nuclear and Hydrogen Bomb experiments were beyond their comprehension. They could not figure out why a person is incarcerated in a mental asylum when he turns mad and why when a nation turns mad, we start calling it a Power

  3. Cometan:

    No matter how horrible, painful and terrifying past events may be, they were meant to happen for a reason and from an origin beyond our comprehension.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Chaque numéro ou de la matière a une option ou plutôt vous avez une option. Oui! vous me avez bien entendu. Vous pouvez choisir la vie ou la mort, le succès ou l'échec, de la richesse ou de la pauvreté, l'excellence ou la médiocrité, la grâce ou la disgrâce, le pardon ou unforgivingness, la justice ou l'injustice, la cupidité ou de contentement, de la moralité ou de l'immoralité, de patience ou d'impatience, la gloire ou l'obscurité, la paix ou la guerre, la sagesse ou folie, force ou faiblesse, la connaissance ou de l'ignorance, de la compréhension ou l'incompréhension, le respect ou manque de respect, d'alphabétisation ou l'analphabétisme, la bonté ou unkindess, l'unité ou la désunion, l'espoir ou de désespoir, de la construction ou de la destruction, le salut ou la damnation, l'encouragement ou de découragement, la grandeur ou la banalité, la solidité ou la matité, l'enfer ou le paradis, la lumière ou les ténèbres, Dieu ou Satan, augmentation ou diminution, appréciation ou la dépréciation, de gratitude ou de l'ingratitude, l'humilité ou la fierté, la loyauté ou de déloyauté, la douceur ou ungentleness, l'amour ou la haine, la fidélité ou infidélité, la générosité ou l'avarice, la fidélité ou l'infidélité, l'honnêteté ou la malhonnêteté, de courage ou de lâcheté, le bonheur ou le malheur, la compassion ou la cruauté, la piété ou de l'impiété, la justice ou l'injustice. Cependant, toutes les illustrations ci-dessus montre évidemment que, vous avez la volonté de choisir soit positif ou l'aspect négatif de chaque problème ou la question dans la vie. Ainsi, le monde est dans votre huître dire que vous êtes en mesure de choisir ou de profiter d'un large éventail de possibilités et options. Mais, je vous exhorte, comme d'habitude. Dare de choisir l'aspect positif de tout plutôt que l'aspect négatif de lui. Même si/quand vous êtes dans le dilemme.

  5. 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.

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