The students showed excellent reading comprehension.
the president's comprehension of the current situation in the Middle East
Recent Examples on the WebThis requires good comprehension of business operations, the terminology and language used and clarity on the implications of what happens to the operations when things go awry.—Steve Durbin, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Many, if not most, published research papers have titles that defy comprehension.—Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2023 The earliest levels start by teaching children their names and range from just starting out with letters up to 2nd grade comprehension tests.—Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 What draws the audience in is its imperfection, its cosmic comprehension of what connects us, inspires us, and tests our resolve as humans in search of purpose.—Jason Parham, WIRED, 31 Aug. 2023 Two years ago, the Egyptian government tried overhauling the exams to emphasize comprehension over rote learning, a shift intended to stamp out tutoring, where memorization is king.—Vivian Yee, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2023 But the way her mom was stolen from her defies comprehension.—Holly Yan, CNN, 30 Aug. 2023 Perishable publications Many, if not most, published research papers have titles that defy comprehension.—Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023 When measuring areas of functional financial literacy, people score the lowest when tested on the categories of investing, insurance and risk comprehension.—Shyam Pradheep, Forbes, 17 July 2023 See More
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Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin comprehension-, comprehensio, from comprehendere to understand, comprise