Definitions of comprehension

  1. the act of comprising something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Act or faculty of comprehending; understanding. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act or power of comprehending; understanding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Inclusion; comprehensiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Capacity of the mind to understand; power of the understanding to receive ideas. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. The act of comprehending or comprising; inclusion; capacity of the mind to understand. The comprehension of a term, the sum of the attributes which it implies. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for comprehension

  1. " Oh," he said slowly, in a voice of comprehension I was wondering what brought you here. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  2. That bears witness to a specially independent comprehension of things. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers