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Definition of Apprehension


  1. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension.
  2. The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped.
  3. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
  4. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
  5. The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension.
  6. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil.
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Apprehension Translations

apprehension in Dutch is aanhouding, arrestatie
apprehension in French is arrestation
apprehension in German is Festnahme, Auffassungsgabe {f}
apprehension in Italian is frutto, arresto
apprehension in Latin is sollicitudo