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

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  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. comprehension

    Synonyms:
    understanding, conception, capacity, perception, apprehension

    Antonyms:
    misunderstanding, misconception

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. comprehensionnoun

    Synonyms:
    perception, apprehension, discernment, knowledge

  2. comprehensionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. comprehensionnoun

    Synonyms:
    understanding, apprehension

    Antonyms:
    incomprehension, inapprehension

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "comprehension":

    understanding

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. comprehension

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

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#440science
#566experience
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#1670understanding
#1686capacity
#2526intelligence
#3426recognition
#4896scholarship
#5174wisdom
#6033inclusion
#7094perception
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#18268lore
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  1. Ethan Bearman:

    It is beyond comprehension what this is all about. Blue Flame Medical is devoted to getting masks and ventilators to the people in Maryland who so desperately need them. Blue Flame Medical has a contract with the State of Maryland to deliver 1.5 million masks and 110 ventilators by June 30, and Blue Flame Medical fully intends to honor that contract.

  2. 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.

  3. Briton Edwards:

    There are so many things wrong with World Athletics decision re Diamond League events but what Usain Bolt showed athletics is that it's not about events but personalities and to exclude and alienate one of the sport's true stars @Taylored2jump (Christian Taylor) is beyond comprehension.

  4. Nick Langworthy:

    It defies comprehension how such a blatant antisemitic question passed through the layers of approval process in our state’s education system, but unfortunately, it’s a reflection of the far-left anti-Israel ideology that is permeating our government.

  5. 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.


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