[kom-pri-hen-shuh n] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən/
the act or process of .
the state of being .
perception or understanding:
His comprehension of physics is amazing for a young student.
capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas; ability to know.
Logic. the connotation of a term.
the act or capacity of understanding
the state of including or comprising something; comprehensiveness
(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
(logic, obsolete) the attributes implied by a given concept or term; connotation
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)
[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-presh-uh n] /kəmˈprɛʃ ən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. the effect, result, or consequence of being compressed. 4. (in internal-combustion engines) the reduction in volume and increase of pressure of the air or combustible mixture in the cylinder prior to ignition, produced by the motion of […]
[kom-pruh-mahyzd] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪzd/ adjective, Pathology. 1. unable to function optimally, especially with regard to immune response, owing to underlying disease, harmful environmental exposure, or the side effects of a course of treatment.
[kom-pruh-mahyz] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪz/ noun 1. a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands. 2. the result of such a settlement. 3. something intermediate between different things: The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house. […]