What does comprehensive mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word comprehensive.

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.

  2. comprehensiveadjective

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

  3. Etymology: From comprehensivus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Comprehensiveadjective

    Etymology: from comprehend.

    He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive nature, because he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury tales the various manners and humours of the whole English nation in his age; not a single character has escaped him. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

    His hand unstain’d, his uncorrupted heart,
    His comprehensive head; all int’rests weigh’d,
    All Europe sav’d, yet Britain not betray’d. Alexander Pope, Epistles.

    So diffusive, so comprehensive, so catholick a grace is charity, that whatever time is the opportunity of any other virtue, that time is the opportunity of charity. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

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. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    *(C)(P)-TRENCH TOWN INVESTIGATES. THIS IS MY ORIGINAL IDEA AND CREATION TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE OF US FROM TRENCH TOWN WILL SPEAK THE TRUE HISTORY OF OUR LIVES FROM THOSE DAYS TO THIS TIME. IT IS THE ONLY FORENSIC, DETAILED, COMPREHENSIVE, REFLECTIVE, RETROGRESSIVE LOOK INTO ALL OUR LIVES AND TO THE ENDS OF MOST. THIS IS THE HISTORY WHICH SO MANY WOULD LOVE TO STEAL FROM OUR PEOPLE. IT IS ALL TRUE, ALL INCONTROVERTIBLE, ALL SPEAKING THE HISTORY OF OUR LIVES THERE IN JAMAICA. THIS IS ALSO MY LEGACY FOR THE PERPETUITY OF OUR PEOPLE. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

  2. Angela Morabito:

    Secretary( Betsy) DeVos took immediate action, including referring the case to Federal Protective Services for a comprehensive investigation, increasing building security, and most importantly, ensuring the impacted employee was supported, because this is an ongoing law enforcement matter, it is inappropriate for us to comment any further on specifics.

  3. Roger Goodell:

    With considerable assistance from the many people and organizations we consulted, NFL ownership has endorsed an enhanced policy that is significantly more robust, thorough, and formal, the policy is comprehensive. It is strong. It is tough. And it is better for everyone associated with the NFL.

  4. Donald Tusk:

    The EU will support Greece in ensuring comprehensive, large scale and fast-track returns to Turkey.

  5. Leslie Kernisan:

    In an ideal world, it would make sense to assess for financial vulnerability as part of a regular comprehensive assessment for common age-related problems – falls, mobility issues, difficulty managing activities of daily living, isolation, cognitive changes – that often affect the health and life of seniors.

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