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prɪˈhɛn ʃənpre·hen·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionnoun

    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)


  1. prehensionnoun

    the act of grasping or gripping something, especially with the hands


  1. prehension

    Prehensility is the quality of an appendage or organ that has adapted for grasping or holding. The word is derived from the Latin term prehendere, meaning "to grasp". The ability to grasp is likely derived from a number of different origins. The most common are tree-climbing and the need to manipulate food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prehensionnoun

    the act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping, as with the hand or other member

  2. Etymology: [L. prehensio; cf. F. prhension. See Prehensile.]


  1. Prehension

    structures fitted for grasping or holding.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prehension in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prehension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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