Comprehensive meaning

kŏmprĭ-hĕnsĭv
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(UK) A comprehensive school.
noun
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Marked by or showing extensive understanding.

Comprehensive knowledge.

adjective
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The definition of comprehensive is covered widely or understood fully.

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.

adjective
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Dealing with all or many of the relevant details; including much; inclusive.

A comprehensive survey.

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Broadly or completely covering; including a large proportion of something.
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Able to comprehend fully.

A comprehensive mind.

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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.
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Of or designating property insurance that covers a number of risks in the same policy.
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An examination in a major field of study that a graduate, or sometimes undergraduate, student must pass to receive a degree.
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So large in scope or content as to include much.

A comprehensive history of the revolution.

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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