Associations to the word «Apprehension»

Wiktionary

APPREHENSION, noun. (rare) The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure.
APPREHENSION, noun. (legal) The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest.
APPREHENSION, noun. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
APPREHENSION, noun. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
APPREHENSION, noun. The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding.
APPREHENSION, noun. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill.

Dictionary definition

APPREHENSION, noun. Fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension".
APPREHENSION, noun. The cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect".
APPREHENSION, noun. Painful expectation.
APPREHENSION, noun. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar".

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis