Comprehensive Definition

kŏmprĭ-hĕnsĭv
comprehensives
adjective
So large in scope or content as to include much.
A comprehensive history of the revolution.
American Heritage
Dealing with all or many of the relevant details; including much; inclusive.
A comprehensive survey.
Webster's New World
Marked by or showing extensive understanding.
Comprehensive knowledge.
American Heritage
Able to comprehend fully.
A comprehensive mind.
Webster's New World
Of or designating property insurance that covers a number of risks in the same policy.
Webster's New World
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noun
comprehensives
An examination in a major field of study that a graduate, or sometimes undergraduate, student must pass to receive a degree.
Webster's New World
(UK) A comprehensive school.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • comp
  • comprehensive examination

Other Word Forms of Comprehensive

Noun

Singular:
comprehensive
Plural:
comprehensives

Origin of Comprehensive

  • Late Latin comprehēnsīvus conceivable from Latin comprehēnsus past participle of comprehendere to comprehend comprehend

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

  • From French compréhensif, from Late Latin comprehensivus.

    From Wiktionary

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