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