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Synonyms for comprehension
ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comprehension(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    inclusion

    Antonyms:
    incomprehension

  2. inclusion, comprehension(noun)

    the relation of comprising something

    "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"

    Synonyms:
    cellular inclusion, inclusion, inclusion body

    Antonyms:
    incomprehension

Wiktionary

  1. comprehension(noun)

    Synonyms:
    understanding

  2. comprehension(noun)

    thorough understanding

    Synonyms:
    understanding

  3. comprehension(noun)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    understanding

  4. comprehension(noun)

    a compact syntax for generating a list in some functional programming languages

    Synonyms:
    understanding

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. comprehension

    Knowledge is all that the mind knows, from whatever source derived or obtained, or by whatever process; the aggregate of facts, truths, or principles acquired or retained by the mind, including alike the intuitions native to the mind and all that has been learned respecting phenomena, causes, laws, principles, literature, etc. There is a tendency to regard knowledge as accurate and systematic, and to a certain degree complete. Information is knowledge of fact, real or supposed, derived from persons, books, or observation, and is regarded as casual and haphazard. We say of a studious man that he has a great store of knowledge, or of an intelligent man of the world, that he has a fund of varied information. Lore is used only in poetic or elevated style, for accumulated knowledge, as of a people or age, or in a more limited sense for learning or erudition. We speak of perception of external objects, apprehension of intellectual truth. Simple perception gives a limited knowledge of external objects, merely as such; the cognition of the same objects is a knowledge of them in some relation; cognizance is the formal or official recognition of something as an object of knowledge; we take cognizance of it. Intuition is primary knowledge antecedent to all teaching or reasoning, experience is knowledge that has entered directly into one's own life; as, a child's experience that fire will burn. Learning is much higher than information, being preeminently wide and systematic knowledge, the result of long, assiduous study; erudition is recondite learning secured only by extraordinary industry, opportunity, and ability. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; EDUCATION; SCIENCE; WISDOM.

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, apprehension, cognition, cognizance, erudition, experience, information, intelligence, intuition, knowledge, learning, light, lore, perception, recognition, scholarship, science, wisdom

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiteracy, inexperience, misapprehension, misconception, misunderstanding, rudeness, unfamiliarity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. comprehension

    Synonyms:
    understanding, conception, capacity, perception, apprehension

    Antonyms:
    misunderstanding, misconception

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. comprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    perception, apprehension, discernment, knowledge

  2. comprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    understanding, intelligence, intellect, mind, reason, mental capacity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. comprehension(n)

    Synonyms:
    understanding, apprehension

    Antonyms:
    incomprehension, inapprehension

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    understanding

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. comprehension

    Synonyms:
    Apperception Note: Comprehension is widely preferred, entry is included for cross-reference purposes

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#440science
#566experience
#613light
#670learning
#897knowledge
#1670understanding
#1686capacity
#2526intelligence
#3426recognition
#4896scholarship
#5174wisdom
#6033inclusion
#7094perception
#12211conception
#14182comprehension
#17428cognition
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#18811intuition
#22164acquaintance
#30578apprehension
#78546cognizance
#94742erudition

How to use comprehension in a sentence?

  1. Li Chunlai:

    This work shows the extensive use of the Lunar Penetrating Radar could greatly improve our understanding of the history of lunar impact and volcanism and could shed new light on the comprehension of the geological evolution of the Moon's far side.

  2. Clement of Rome:

    How blessed and amazing are God's gifts, dear friends Life with immortality, splendor with righteousness, truth with confidence, faith with assurance, self-control with holiness And all these things are within our comprehension.

  3. Johann von Goethe:

    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.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    While it may be difficult for us to control our emotional and affective responses, a fuller comprehension of how they affect our choices is certain to ameliorate our decisions.

  5. Robert J. Sawyer, "Calculating God", 2000:

    How do you define God? Like this. A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.


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