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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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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2526intelligence
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#5174wisdom
#6033inclusion
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  1. The Swedish Academy:

    By means of her extraordinary method – a carefully composed collage of human voices – Alexievich deepens our comprehension of an entire era.

  2. Aleister Crowley:

    Indubitably, Magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Chaque numéro ou de la matière a une option ou plutôt vous avez une option. Oui! vous me avez bien entendu. Vous pouvez choisir la vie ou la mort, le succès ou l'échec, de la richesse ou de la pauvreté, l'excellence ou la médiocrité, la grâce ou la disgrâce, le pardon ou unforgivingness, la justice ou l'injustice, la cupidité ou de contentement, de la moralité ou de l'immoralité, de patience ou d'impatience, la gloire ou l'obscurité, la paix ou la guerre, la sagesse ou folie, force ou faiblesse, la connaissance ou de l'ignorance, de la compréhension ou l'incompréhension, le respect ou manque de respect, d'alphabétisation ou l'analphabétisme, la bonté ou unkindess, l'unité ou la désunion, l'espoir ou de désespoir, de la construction ou de la destruction, le salut ou la damnation, l'encouragement ou de découragement, la grandeur ou la banalité, la solidité ou la matité, l'enfer ou le paradis, la lumière ou les ténèbres, Dieu ou Satan, augmentation ou diminution, appréciation ou la dépréciation, de gratitude ou de l'ingratitude, l'humilité ou la fierté, la loyauté ou de déloyauté, la douceur ou ungentleness, l'amour ou la haine, la fidélité ou infidélité, la générosité ou l'avarice, la fidélité ou l'infidélité, l'honnêteté ou la malhonnêteté, de courage ou de lâcheté, le bonheur ou le malheur, la compassion ou la cruauté, la piété ou de l'impiété, la justice ou l'injustice. Cependant, toutes les illustrations ci-dessus montre évidemment que, vous avez la volonté de choisir soit positif ou l'aspect négatif de chaque problème ou la question dans la vie. Ainsi, le monde est dans votre huître dire que vous êtes en mesure de choisir ou de profiter d'un large éventail de possibilités et options. Mais, je vous exhorte, comme d'habitude. Dare de choisir l'aspect positif de tout plutôt que l'aspect négatif de lui. Même si/quand vous êtes dans le dilemme.

  4. 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.

  5. John Quincy Adams:

    Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.

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