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Definitions of understanding

  1. the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. of Understand Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Intelligent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The reasoning faculties; the mind; state of knowing, or power to know; comprehension; an agreement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Understandingly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The act of comprehending: the faculty or the act of the mind by which it understands or thinks: the power to understand: knowledge: exact comprehension: agreement of minds: harmony. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. (B.) Knowing, skillful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Act of knowing; comprehension; faculty of comprehending; judgment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Intellectual apprehension. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The faculty by which one understands. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The facts of a case as apprehended. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. An informal compact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Knowing; skilful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. The faculty of the mind by which it apprehends the real state of things presented to it or the representation made to it; the act of comprehending or apprehending; power to understand; discernment; knowledge; exact comprehension; intelligence between two or more persons; agreement of minds. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Comprehending the ideas or sense of another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. That power of the mind by which it is enabled to receive or comprehend the real state of things presented to it, or that by which men derive ideas from sensations; the faculty of reflection and generalisation; among Ger. metaphysicians, the faculty of the mind which deals with real, practical, and material knowledge, and the adaptation of means to ends, and which is distinguished from reason; intellect; comprehension; conception; intelligence; terms of communication. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. In the law of contracts. This is a loose and ambiguous term, unless it be accompanied by some expression to show that it constituted a meeting of the minds of parties upon something respecting which they intended to be bound. Camp v. Waring, 25 Conn. 529. But it may denote an informal agreement, or a concurrence as to its terms. See Barkow v. Sanger, 47 Wis. 507, 3 N. W. 10. thelawdictionary.org
  27. In vbl senses, esp.; intelligence, as has an excellent u., men without u.; power of apprehension, power of abstract thought, (often opp. to reason); agreement, harmony, union of sentiments, convention, thing agreed upon, as must come to an u. with him, disturbed the (good) u. between them, had a secret u. with other firms, consented only on this u., on the distinut u. that. Concise Oxford Dictionary
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