Meaning of COMPREHENSION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-shən, -prē- ]


Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin comprehension-, comprehensio, from comprehendere to understand, comprise

Date: 15th century


a. : the act or action of grasping with the intellect : understanding

b. : knowledge gained by comprehending

c. : the capacity for understanding fully

mysteries that are beyond our comprehension


a. : the act or process of comprising

b. : the faculty or capability of including : comprehensiveness

3. : connotation 3

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.