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Comprehension meaning

comprehension - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion.
  2. 2. That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome.
  3. 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 principles.
  4. 4. The complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Act or faculty of comprehending; understanding.

comprehension - examples of usage

  1. With mutual comprehension, mutual admiration has gone hand in hand. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  2. He always treated me with courtesy, sometimes with comprehension. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. And then, suddenly, as though the sight had waked me up to a more vivid comprehension, you know, it came to me new and fresh, how damned strange was the whole business... - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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