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Definition of Understanding


  1. of Understand
  2. Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.
  3. The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.
  4. An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.
  5. The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends.
  6. Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason.

Understanding Quotations

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Ann Landers

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul. - Minna Antrim
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
Minna Antrim

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Alice Walker

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Tony Robbins
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Understanding Translations

understanding in Afrikaans is verband, begrip
understanding in Danish is forhold
understanding in Dutch is verband, omgang, betrekking
understanding in French is intelligence, comprenant, rapprochement
understanding in Italian is comprensione
understanding in Latin is intempestivus
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