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Synonyms for comprehension
ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃəncom·pre·hen·sion

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Wiktionary

  1. comprehensionnoun

    Synonyms:
    understanding

  2. comprehensionnoun

    thorough understanding

    Synonyms:
    understanding

  3. comprehensionnoun

    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. comprehensionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comprehensionnoun

    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, comprehensionnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. comprehensionnoun

    Synonyms:
    perception, apprehension, discernment, knowledge

  2. comprehensionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. comprehensionnoun

    Synonyms:
    understanding, apprehension

    Antonyms:
    incomprehension, inapprehension

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "comprehension":

    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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How to use comprehension in a sentence?

  1. Frank Mankiewicz:

    A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word "but" which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you. Thus: "I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... " (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).

  2. Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe:

    Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

  3. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.

  4. Interim Chief Wilson:

    To even think about doing such a thing is beyond, it's beyond comprehension. It is reprehensible, it shows a lack of morals, values, and integrity, and a judgment that I can no longer trust to allow them to wear this badge.

  5. Adrian LeBaron:

    This is so beyond comprehension, we're living like we're in Afghanistan, 100 miles from the U.S. border.


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