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comprehension at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


comprehension at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: comprehensio, from comprehendere; COMPRHEND]//
1 [U] the ability to understand something: understanding// comprehend// comprehension of// --They don't have the least comprehension of what I'm trying to do.// --The research project will focus on children's comprehension of pretence.// --Why you let her talk you into doing such a foolish thing is beyond my comprehension (=impossible for me to understand) .//
2 [U and C] an exercise given to students to test how well they understand written or spoken language: --new methods of testing reading comprehension// --a comprehension task//

compréhension at French => English Of Explained:


comprehension at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Act of or capacity for grasping with the intellect. The term is most often used in connection with tests of reading skills and language abilities, though other abilities (e.g., mathematical reasoning) may also be examined. Specialists in administering and interpreting such tests are known as psychometricians (see psychometrics) or differential psychologists. See also dyslexia, laterality, psychological testing, speech.

comprehension at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "comprehension":
IQ, admissibility, admission, apprehension, assimilation, caliber,
capacity, clairvoyance, command, completeness, comprehensiveness,
comprisal, conception, conceptualization, coverage,
deductive power, eligibility, embodiment, embracement,
encompassment, envisagement, esemplastic power, exhaustiveness,
foreknowledge, grasp, grip, ideation, inclusion, inclusiveness,
incorporation, integrative power, intellect, intellection,
intellectual grasp, intellectual power, intellectualism,
intellectuality, intelligence, intelligence quotient, knowledge,
mastery, membership, mental age, mental capacity, mental grasp,
mental ratio, mentality, mother wit, native wit, openness,
participation, power of mind, precognition, prehension,
rationality, reasoning power, reception, sanity, savvy,
scope of mind, sense, thinking power, tolerance, toleration,
understanding, whole, wisdom, wit

comprehension at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

syn:[แม่ทัพ, ขุนศึก, นายทัพ]
sample:[เขาเป็นขุนศึกเอกของพระเจ้าเอกทัต]N. great mountain
def:[เนินที่นูนสูงขึ้นไปเป็นจอมเด่น, เขาขนาดใหญ่หรือสูง]
syn:[เทือกเขา, แนวเขา, ยอดเขา, ขุนคีรี]

comprehension at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U, C]
1 [U] (especially written) the ability to understand:
speech and comprehension * The task requires a good comprehension of complex instructions. * His behaviour was completely beyond comprehension (= impossible to understand). * She had no comprehension of what was involved.
2 an exercise that trains students to understand a language:
listening comprehension * a reading comprehension

Comprehension at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Comprehension \Com`pre*hen"sion\, n. [L. comprehensio: cf. F.
1. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising;

In the Old Testament there is a close comprehension
of the New; in the New, an open discovery of the
Old. --Hooker.

2. That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow
limits; a summary; an epitome. [Obs.]

Though not a catalogue of fundamentals, yet . . . a
comprehension of them. --Chillingworth.

3. The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the
power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect;
perception; understanding; as, a comprehension of abstract

4. (Logic) The complement of attributes which make up the
notion signified by a general term.

5. (Rhet.) A figure by which the name of a whole is put for a
part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number
for an indefinite.

comprehension at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an ability to understand the meaning or importance of
something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how
you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was
famous for his comprehension of American literature"
[ant: {incomprehension}]
2: the relation of comprising something; "he admired the
inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work" [syn: {inclusion}]

comprehension at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



From Inter: etyl » frm compréhension.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • thorough understanding
    1. Inter: logi » c The totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion.
    2. Inter: computin » g a compact syntax for generating a list in some functional programming languages


      * understanding

      Related terms

      * comprehend

  • comprehensibility
  • comprehensible
  • comprehensive
  • comprehensiveness


    Inter: trans-top » thorough understanding
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|разбиране, Inter: t+ » bg|схващане|n
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|comprensió|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|理解|tr=lǐjiě|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|瞭解|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » simplified & variant traditional form Inter: t » cmn|了解|tr=liǎojiě|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|porozumění|n, Inter: t- » cs|pochopení|n, Inter: t- » cs|chápání|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|begrijpen
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ymmärrys, Inter: t- » fi|käsityskyky
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|compréhension|f, Inter: t+ » fr|entendement|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Verständnis|n, Inter: t- » de|Verstehen|n
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|הבנה|f|tr=havana|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Ido: kompreno
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|理解|tr=りかい, rikai|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|了解|tr=りょうかい, ryōkai|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|이해|tr=ihae|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|理解|sc=Kore), Inter: t- » ko|요해|tr=yohae|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|了解|sc=Kore)
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|forståelse|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|понимание|n|tr=ponimánije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|понятие|n|tr=ponjátije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|осмысление|n|tr=osmyslénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|разумение|n|tr=razuménije|sc=Cyrl
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|pochopenie|n, Inter: t- » sk|porozumenie|n
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|razumevanje|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|comprensión|f, Inter: t+ » es|entendimiento|m
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|anlayış

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » comprehension
    Translation: el » comprehension
    Translation: es » comprehension
    Translation: eo » comprehension
    Translation: fr » comprehension
    Translation: ko » comprehension
    Translation: io » comprehension
    Translation: it » comprehension
    Translation: kn » comprehension
    Translation: li » comprehension
    Translation: hu » comprehension
    Translation: ml » comprehension
    Translation: my » comprehension
    Translation: ja » comprehension
    Translation: pl » comprehension
    Translation: ru » comprehension
    Category: simple:comprehension -
    Translation: fi » comprehension
    Translation: sv » comprehension
    Translation: ta » comprehension
    Translation: te » comprehension
    Translation: tr » comprehension
    Translation: vi » comprehension
    Translation: zh » comprehension

    compréhension at English (WD) Of Explained:



    From Inter: etyl » la|fr comprehensio, from comprehendere, "to grasp", from the prefix com-, + prehendere, "to seize".


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=comprehension
  • comprehension, understanding

  • Category: Category:fr - :Thinking|comprehension
    Translation: et » compréhension
    Translation: el » compréhension
    Translation: es » compréhension
    Translation: fr » compréhension
    Translation: ko » compréhension
    Translation: io » compréhension
    Translation: li » compréhension
    Translation: pl » compréhension
    Translation: fi » compréhension
    Translation: vi » compréhension
    Translation: zh » compréhension