Comprehension Definition

kŏmprĭ-hĕnshən
noun
The fact of including or comprising; inclusiveness.
Webster's New World
The act of grasping with the mind.
Webster's New World
Understanding or knowledge that results from this.
Webster's New World
Capacity to include.
American Heritage
The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Comprehension

Noun

Singular:
comprehension
Plural:
comprehensions

Origin of Comprehension

  • Middle English comprehensioun from Latin comprehēnsiō comprehēnsiōn- from comprehēnsus past participle of comprehendere to comprehend comprehend

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

  • From Middle French compréhension.

    From Wiktionary

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