all-embracing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, catholic, complete, encyclopedic, exhaustive, extensive, full, inclusive, sweeping, thorough, umbrella, wide
incomplete, limited, narrow, restricted, specialized, specific
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comprehensive ( comprehensives plural )
1 adj Something that is comprehensive includes everything that is needed or relevant.
(=complete) (Antonym: partial)
The Rough Guide to Nepal is a comprehensive guide to the region.
2 n-count; n-in-names In Britain, a comprehensive is a state school in which children of all abilities are taught together.
...Birmingham's inner-city comprehensives..., She taught French at Cheam Comprehensive in South London.
Comprehensive is also an adjective., adj ADJ n
He left comprehensive school at the age of 16.
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