Definitions for: Comprehension

[n] the act of comprising something
[n] an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
[n] the relation of comprising something; "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"

Webster (1913) Definition: Com`pre*hen"sion, n. [L. comprehensio: cf. F.
1. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising;

In the Old Testament there is a close comprehension
of the New; in the New, an open discovery of the
Old. --Hooker.

2. That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow
limits; a summary; an epitome. [Obs.]

Though not a catalogue of fundamentals, yet . . . a
comprehension of them. --Chillingworth.

3. The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the
power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect;
perception; understanding; as, a comprehension of abstract

4. (Logic) The complement of attributes which make up the
notion signified by a general term.

5. (Rhet.) A figure by which the name of a whole is put for a
part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number
for an indefinite.

Synonyms: inclusion

Antonyms: incomprehension

See Also: apprehension, discernment, inclusion, involvement, savvy, understanding

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals beginning with r
l letter animals