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  ( 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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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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