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Definition of 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

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

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

Mind mapping is a technique based on memory and creativity and comprehension and understanding, so when the student or a child uses the mind map, they are using their brain in the way their brain was designed to be used, and so the mind helps them in all learning and cognitive skills. It simply helps them in what the brain does naturally.
Tony Buzan

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

Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain.
L. Lionel Kendrick
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Comprehension Translations

comprehension in Italian is comprensione
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