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Definition of Comprehension

Comprehension

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

Comprehension Quotations

In fourth grade, I learned that reading was serious business, not just a pleasant way to pass the time, and that like medicine or engineering, it had a definite, valuable purpose: to foster 'comprehension.'
Walter Kirn

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
John Adams

Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.
Rose Kennedy

I have no idea why people want to watch puppets be the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them. It's beyond my comprehension.
Daniel Tosh

Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests - not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.
Will Smith
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Comprehension Translations

comprehension in Italian is comprensione
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