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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

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

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
Aleister Crowley

Electrical science has disclosed to us the more intimate relation existing between widely different forces and phenomena and has thus led us to a more complete comprehension of Nature and its many manifestations to our senses.
Nikola Tesla

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

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Comprehension Translations

comprehension in Italian is comprensione
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