Simple Definition of comprehension
: ability to understand
Full Definition of comprehension
3 : connotation 3
Examples of comprehension
The students showed excellent reading comprehension.
<the president's comprehension of the current situation in the Middle East>
Origin of comprehension
Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin comprehension-, comprehensio, from comprehendere to understand, comprise
First Known Use: 15th century
COMPREHENSION Defined for Kids
Definition of comprehension
: ability to understand <reading comprehension> <beyond comprehension>
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