Meaning of COMPREHENSION in English

/kom'pri hen"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act or process of comprehending.

2. the state of being comprehended.

3. perception or understanding: His comprehension of physics is amazing for a young student.

4. capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas; ability to know.

5. Logic. the connotation of a term.

6. inclusion.

7. comprehensiveness.

[ 1400-50; late ME comprehension- (s. of comprehensio ), equiv. to comprehens ( us ) (ptp. of comprehendere to COMPREHEND) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .