- 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.
The definition of comprehensive is covered widely or understood fully.
- 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 of comprehensiveLate Latin comprehensivus
[usually pl.] an examination in a major field of study that a graduate, or sometimes undergraduate, student must pass to receive a degree
in full comprehensive examination
- 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 to a student in the final year of undergraduate or graduate study.
Origin of comprehensiveLate Latin comprehēnsīvus conceivable from Latin comprehēnsus past participle of comprehendere to comprehend ; see comprehend .
(comparative more comprehensive, superlative most comprehensive)
- (UK) A comprehensive school.
OriginSee also: compréhensive
From French compréhensif, from Late Latin comprehensivus.