- The definition of comprehensive is covered widely or understood fully.
- An example of comprehensive is an exam that covers all of the material from the whole school year.
- An example of comprehensive is the mind of a person who understands all of the components of astrophysics.
comprehensive definition by Webster's New World
- dealing with all or many of the relevant details; including much; inclusive: a comprehensive survey
- able to comprehend fully: a comprehensive mind
- of or designating property insurance that covers a number of risks in the same policy
Origin: Late Latin comprehensivus
comprehensive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- So large in scope or content as to include much: a comprehensive history of the revolution.
- Marked by or showing extensive understanding: comprehensive knowledge.
- An examination or series of examinations covering the entire field of major study, given in the final undergraduate or graduate year of college. Often used in the plural.
- A preliminary layout showing all the elements planned for an advertisement.
Origin: Late Latin comprehēnsīvus, conceivable, from Latin comprehēnsus, past participle of comprehendere, to comprehend; see comprehend.
- comˌpre·henˈsive·ly adverb
- comˌpre·henˈsive·ness noun