comprehension

  • 1 compréhension — [ kɔ̃preɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1372, repris XVIIIe; lat. comprehensio, de comprehendere 1 ♦ Faculté de comprendre, d embrasser par la pensée. ⇒ entendement, intelligence; fam. comprenette. « L indulgence est la compréhension des causes du mal » (M.… …

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  • 2 Comprehension — Compréhension La compréhension (latin comprehensio, de cum, avec, et prehendere, prendre: action de saisir ensemble ou de prendre avec soi) est la faculté de comprendre. Logique Dans le domaine de la logique aristotélicienne, la compréhension d… …

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  • 3 Comprehension — has the following meanings: In general usage, and more specifically in reference to education and psychology, it has roughly the same meaning as understanding. Reading comprehension measures the understanding of a passage of text Comprehension… …

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  • 4 compréhension — COMPRÉHENSION. s. f. Faculté de comprendre, de concevoir. Avoir la compréhension aisée, facile. Il est de dure compréhension. f♛/b] Il signifie dans le style didactique, Connoissance entière et parfaite. La compréhension des Mystères est réservée …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 Comprehension — Com pre*hen sion, n. [L. comprehensio: cf. F. compr[ e]hension.] 1. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion. [1913 Webster] In the Old Testament there is a close comprehension of the New; in the New, an open discovery of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 comprehension — Comprehension. s. f. Faculté de comprendre, de concevoir. Comprehension aisée, facile. il est de dure comprehension …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 comprehension — I noun ability to know, alertness, appreciation, apprehension, attentiveness, awareness, awareness of, capability, capacity to understand, cognition, cognizance, command of thought, comprehension, conception, consciousness, discernment,… …

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  • 8 comprehension — mid 15c., from M.Fr. comprehénsion (15c.), from L. comprehensionem (nom. comprehensio) a seizing, noun of action from pp. stem of comprehendere (see COMPREHEND (Cf. comprehend)). In reading education, from 1921 …

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  • 9 comprehension — ► NOUN 1) the action of understanding. 2) the ability to understand; range of understanding: mysteries beyond human comprehension …

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  • 10 comprehension — comprehension, axiom of …

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  • 11 comprehensión — comprehensión. (Del lat. comprehensio, ōnis). f. p. us. comprensión. * * * ► femenino LINGÜÍSTICA En un acto comunicativo, decodificación adecuada del mensaje por parte del receptor …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 12 comprehension — apprehension (see under APPREHEND) Analogous words: understanding, appreciating or appreciation (see corresponding verbs at UNDERSTAND): *knowledge, science, learning, erudition …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 comprehension — [n] understanding aha*, apperception, apprehension, awareness, capacity, cognizance, conception, discernment, double take*, grasp, intelligence, judgment, ken, knowledge, perception, prehension, realization, sense, slow take*, take*; concept 409… …

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  • 14 comprehensión — (Del lat. comprehensio, ōnis). f. p. us. comprensión …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 15 comprehension — [käm΄prəhen′shen] n. [ME comprehensioun < L comprehensio < comprehensus, pp. of comprehendere: see COMPREHEND] 1. the fact of including or comprising; inclusiveness 2. a) the act of grasping with the mind b) understanding or knowledge that… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 Compréhension — Cet article concerne la compréhension. Pour les termes homonymes, voir Intelligence et Raison. « Compréhension » (1986), de Robert Reid. La compréhens …

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  • 17 comprehension — noun 1 understanding ADJECTIVE ▪ human VERB + COMPREHENSION ▪ have ▪ He apparently has no comprehension of the suffering of others. ▪ defy …

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  • 18 compréhension — (kon pré an sion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Faculté de comprendre, de concevoir. Avoir la compréhension vive, aisée, difficile. •   Il n y a guère de gens qui aient la compréhension plus lente, et pour le sens des paroles et pour… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 comprehension */ — UK [ˌkɒmprɪˈhenʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑmprəˈhenʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms comprehension : singular comprehension plural comprehensions 1) [uncountable] the ability to understand something The students stared at me without comprehension. We have no… …

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  • 20 comprehension — com|pre|hen|sion [ˌkɔmprıˈhenʃən US ˌka:m ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: comprehensio, from comprehendere; COMPRHEND] 1.) [U] the ability to understand something = ↑understanding →↑comprehend comprehension of ▪ They don t have the least… …

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