1 the act or capacity of understanding
2 the state of including or comprising something; comprehensiveness
3 (Education) an exercise consisting of a previously unseen passage of text with related questions, designed to test a student's understanding esp. of a foreign language
4 (Logic, obsolete) the attributes implied by a given concept or term; connotation
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 conception, discernment, grasp, intelligence, judgment, knowledge, perception, realization, sense, understanding
2 compass, domain, field, limits, province, range, reach, scope
1 incomprehension, misapprehension, misunderstanding, unawareness
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