comprehension: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kom"pri-hen'shun), [key]
— 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. the connotation of a term.
  6. inclusion.
  7. comprehensiveness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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