The definition of comprehension refers to your ability to understand something, or your actual understanding of something.
An example of comprehension is how well you understand a difficult math problem.
- the fact of including or comprising; inclusiveness
- the act of grasping with the mind
- understanding or knowledge that results from this
- the capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
Origin of comprehensionMiddle English comprehensioun from Classical Latin comprehensio from comprehensus, past participle of comprehendere: see comprehend
- a. The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.b. The knowledge that is acquired in this way.
- Capacity to include; comprehensiveness.
- Logic The sum of meanings and corresponding implications inherent in a term.
Origin of comprehensionMiddle English comprehensioun from Latin comprehēnsiō comprehēnsiōn- from comprehēnsus past participle of comprehendere to comprehend ; see comprehend.
- thorough understanding
- (logic) The totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion.
- (computing) a compact syntax for generating a list in some functional programming languages
From Middle French compréhension.