Apprehension Definition

ăprĭ-hĕnshən
apprehensions
noun
apprehensions
Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
American Heritage
Capture or arrest.
Webster's New World
The act of seizing or capturing; arrest.
American Heritage
Mental grasp; perception or understanding.
Webster's New World
The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Apprehension

Noun

Singular:
apprehension
Plural:
apprehensions

Origin of Apprehension

  • Middle English apprehencioun perception from Old French apprehension from Late Latin apprehēnsiō apprehēnsiōn- from Latin apprehēnsus past participle of apprehendere to seize apprehend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.

    From Wiktionary

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