Comprehension



[kom-pri-hen-shuh n] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or process of .
2.
the state of being .
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.
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/ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən/
noun
1.
the act or capacity of understanding
2.
the state of including or comprising something; comprehensiveness
3.
(education) an exercise consisting of a previously unseen passage of text with related questions, designed to test a student’s understanding esp of a foreign language
4.
(logic, obsolete) the attributes implied by a given concept or term; connotation
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French comprehénsion (15c.), from Latin comprehensionem (nominative comprehensio) “a seizing, laying hold of, arrest,” figuratively “perception, comprehension,” noun of action from past participle stem of comprehendere (see comprehend). In reading education, from 1921.

comprehension com·pre·hen·sion (kŏm’prĭ-hěn’shən)
n.
See apperception.

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