Part of speech: noun

The act or power of comprehending; understanding.

Part of speech: noun

Inclusion; comprehensiveness.

Share it on:

Usage examples "comprehension":

  1. The German system of destruction in the early part of the war was utterly without excuse or justification; the wreck and desolation, the hunger and suffering of the larger portion of Belgium are utterly beyond the comprehension of those who have not been there. - "The Log of a Noncombatant", Horace Green.
  2. When they were alone the two young people looked at each other in silence, Jennie with big, horrified eyes, Curtis with an amused comprehension of his sister's feeling. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.
  3. It was almost beyond comprehension. - "My Tropic Isle", E J Banfield.