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Definition of Understanding

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

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

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Maya Angelou

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
LaToya Jackson
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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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