Comprehension meaning

kŏmprĭ-hĕnshən
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.

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The sum of meanings and corresponding implications inherent in a term.
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The fact of including or comprising; inclusiveness.
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(computing) A compact syntax for generating a list in some functional programming languages.
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(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.
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The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
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Capacity to include.
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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