Meaning of COMPREHENSION in English

COMPREHENSION

transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒmprɪhenʃ(ə)n ]

( comprehensions)

1.

Comprehension is the ability to understand something. ( FORMAL )

This was utterly beyond her comprehension.

= understanding

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2.

Comprehension is full knowledge and understanding of the meaning of something. ( FORMAL )

They turned to one another with the same expression of dawning comprehension, surprise, and relief.

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3.

When pupils do comprehension , they do an exercise to find out how well they understand a piece of spoken or written language.

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