Prehension definition

prē-hĕnshən
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The act of grasping or seizing.
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Apprehension by the senses.
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Understanding.
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The act of seizing or grasping.
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Mental apprehension; comprehension.
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The act of grasping or gripping something, especially with the hands.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prehension
Plural:
prehensions

Origin of prehension

  • Latin prehēnsiō prehēnsiōn- from prehēnsus past participle of prehendere to seize ghend- in Indo-European roots

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