Comprehension

Definition of Comprehension

Com`pre`hen´sion
n.1.The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion.
In the Old Testament there is a close comprehension of the New; in the New, an open discovery of the Old.
- Hooker.
2.That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome.
Though not a catalogue of fundamentals, yet . . . a comprehension of them.
- Chillingworth.
3.The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect; perception; understanding; as, a comprehension of abstract principles.
4.(Logic) The complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term.
5.(Rhet.) A figure by which the name of a whole is put for a part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number for an indefinite.

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