[uhn-der-stan-ding] /ˌʌn dərˈstæn dɪŋ/
mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation:
My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.
intellectual faculties; intelligence; mind:
a quick understanding.
superior power of discernment; enlightened intelligence:
With her keen understanding she should have become a leader.
knowledge of or familiarity with a particular thing; skill in dealing with or handling something:
an understanding of accounting practice.
a state of cooperative or mutually tolerant relations between people:
To him, understanding and goodwill were the supreme virtues.
a mutual agreement, especially of a private, unannounced, or tacit kind:
They had an understanding about who would do the dishes.
an agreement regulating joint activity or settling differences, often informal or preliminary in character:
After hours of negotiation, no understanding on a new contract was reached.
the power of abstract thought; logical power.
Kantianism. the mental faculty resolving the sensory manifold into the transcendental unity of apperception.
characterized by understanding; prompted by, based on, or demonstrating comprehension, intelligence, discernment, empathy, or the like:
an understanding attitude.
the ability to understand one’s own actions
the ability to learn, judge, make decisions, etc; intelligence or sense
personal opinion or interpretation of a subject: my understanding of your predicament
a mutual agreement or compact, esp an informal or private one
(mainly Brit) an unofficial engagement to be married
(philosophy, archaic) the mind, esp the faculty of reason
on the understanding that, with the condition that; providing
sympathetic, tolerant, or wise towards people
possessing judgment and intelligence
noun, plural unities. 1. the state of being one; oneness. 2. a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one. 3. the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification. 4. absence of diversity; unvaried or uniform character. 5. oneness of mind, feeling, […]
[self-val-i-dey-ting, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈvæl ɪˌdeɪ tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. requiring no external confirmation, sanction, or validation.
noun 1. the act of estimating or setting the value of something; appraisal. 2. an estimated value or worth. 3. the awareness or acknowledgment of the quality, nature, excellence, or the like of something: public valuation of the importance of education. noun 1. the act of valuing, esp a formal assessment of the worth of […]
verb (used with object), vindicated, vindicating. 1. to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like: to vindicate someone’s honor. 2. to afford justification for; justify: Subsequent events vindicated his policy. 3. to uphold or justify by argument or evidence: to vindicate a claim. 4. to assert, maintain, or defend (a right, cause, […]