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1. comprehension

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnʃən'] an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result).

Synonyms

  • discernment
  • apprehension
  • understanding

Antonyms

  • judiciousness
  • injudiciousness
  • tasteful
  • tasteless

Etymology

  • compréhension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Comprehension

  • misapprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

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Quotes containing the word comprehension


1. My mum thought my TV and film addiction was laziness. If you're an immigrant, you know you'll never be an accepted part of society, but you hope your children will be, and you try to make them essential to the community in a practical way - being a doctor or a lawyer. Acting was beyond their comprehension.
- Sanjeev Bhaskar

2. Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. Indubitably, Magick is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgement and practice than in any other branch of physics.
- Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

2. comprehension

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnʃən'] the relation of comprising something.

Synonyms

  • inclusion

Antonyms

  • imprudence
  • fearlessness

Etymology

  • compréhension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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