What does comprehensive mean?

Definitions for comprehensive
ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn sɪvcom·pre·hen·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comprehensive examination, comprehensive, compadjective

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

    "she took her comps in English literature"

  2. comprehensiveadjective

    including all or everything

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

  3. comprehensiveadjective

    broad in scope

    "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"

Wiktionary

  1. comprehensivenoun

    A comprehensive school.

    Etymology: From comprehensivus.

  2. comprehensiveadjective

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

    Etymology: From comprehensivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comprehensiveadjective

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

  2. Comprehensiveadjective

    having the power to comprehend or understand many things

  3. Comprehensiveadjective

    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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comprehensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comprehensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of comprehensive in a Sentence

  1. James Fanshawe:

    What is now available through technology is very, very similar to what you have on the bridge of a ship and in many ways, I would argue, even more comprehensive, the controller here in this station can actually see all the way round on the horizon near real-time and in many ships it's quite difficult to actually even see what's behind you from the bridge of that ship.

  2. Astha Singhal:

    California used to provide comprehensive dental benefits for adults, during the recent economic recession they were looking for ways to cut costs and save money.

  3. Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston:

    The Church needs a strong and comprehensive policy to address bishops' violations of the vows of celibacy in cases of the criminal abuse of minors and in cases involving adults.

  4. Julie Quist:

    The Institute for Research and Evaluation conducted a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of programs such as this, out of 60 school-based studies, no credible evidence of effectiveness was found for sustained reductions in teen pregnancy or STDs. There was no evidence of effectiveness for increasing consistent condom use. Failure rates included 88% failure to delay teen sexual initiation and 94% failure to reduce unprotected sex. 12% of these programs found significant negative effects on adolescent sexual health and/or risk behavior.

  5. President Bill Clinton:

    With respect to my opponent, who is a friend of mine, I think I have a broader, more comprehensive set of policies about everything, including taking on Wall Street.

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