Meaning of COMPREHENSIVE in English

COMPREHENSIVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒmprɪhensɪv ]

( comprehensives)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Something that is comprehensive includes everything that is needed or relevant.

The Rough Guide to Nepal is a comprehensive guide to the region.

= complete

≠ partial

ADJ

2.

In Britain, a comprehensive is a state school in which children of all abilities are taught together.

...Birmingham’s inner-city comprehensives...

She taught French at Cheam Comprehensive in South London.

N-COUNT ; N-IN-NAMES

Comprehensive is also an adjective.

He left comprehensive school at the age of 16.

ADJ : ADJ n

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