[kom-pri-hen-siv] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn sɪv/
of large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive:
a comprehensive study of world affairs.
or thoroughly understanding with one’s mind; having an extensive mental range or grasp, as of a particular subject or many subjects.
Insurance. covering or providing broad protection against loss.
Often, comprehensives. Also called comprehensive examination. an examination of extensive coverage given to measure a student’s general progress, proficiency in his or her major field of study, or the like.
the detailed layout of an advertisement, showing placement of photographs, illustrations, copy, etc., as for presentation to a client.
Compare (def 7).
of broad scope or content; including all or much
(of a car insurance policy) providing protection against most risks, including third-party liability, fire, theft, and damage
having the ability to understand
of, relating to, or being a comprehensive school
short for comprehensive school
“containing much,” 1610s, from French comprehénsif, from Late Latin comprehensivus, from comprehens-, past participle stem of Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprehensively (mid-15c.); comprehensiveness.
- Comprehensive perl archive network
tool (CPAN) A collection of Internet archives containing material related to the Perl programming language. (http://perl.com/CPAN). (1999-12-04)
noun 1. . noun 1. (mainly Brit) a secondary school for children of all abilities from the same district 2. (Eastern Canadian) another name for composite school
- Comprehensive tex archive network
text (CTAN) An archive site for the TeX text formatting package. (http://tex.ac.uk). Gopher (gopher://gopher.tex.ac.uk/). (ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/). NFS: nfs.tex.ac.uk. (1995-01-18)
[verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] /verb kəmˈprɛs; noun ˈkɒm prɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to press together; force into less space. 2. to cause to become a solid mass: to compress cotton into bales. 3. to condense, shorten, or abbreviate: The book was compressed by 50 pages. 4. Computers. to reduce the storage space […]
[kuh m-prest] /kəmˈprɛst/ adjective 1. pressed into less space; condensed: compressed gases. 2. pressed together: compressed lips. 3. flattened by or as if by pressure: compressed wallboard. 4. Zoology, Botany. flattened laterally. [verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] /verb kəmˈprɛs; noun ˈkɒm prɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to press together; force into less space. 2. […]