Meaning of COMPREHENSIVE in English

COMPREHENSIVE

(~s)

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

1.

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

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

= complete

? partial

ADJ

2.

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

...Birmingham’s inner-city ~s...

She taught French at Cheam Comprehensive in South London.

N-COUNT; N-IN-NAMES

Comprehensive is also an adjective.

He left ~ school at the age of 16.

ADJ: ADJ n

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