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comprehension

  
  ( comprehensions    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Comprehension is the ability to understand something.  
FORMAL  
(=understanding)  

This was utterly beyond her comprehension.     
2       n-uncount   Comprehension is full knowledge and understanding of the meaning of something.  
FORMAL   They turned to one another with the same expression of dawning comprehension, surprise, and relief.     
3       n-var   When pupils do comprehension, they do an exercise to find out how well they understand a piece of spoken or written language.  
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comprehension

  
1    conception, discernment, grasp, intelligence, judgment, knowledge, perception, realization, sense, understanding  
2    compass, domain, field, limits, province, range, reach, scope  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    incomprehension, misapprehension, misunderstanding, unawareness  

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