Prehension meaning

prē-hĕn'shən
The act of grasping or seizing.
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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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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