Associations to the word «Comprehension»

Wiktionary

COMPREHENSION, noun. Thorough understanding
COMPREHENSION, noun. (logic) The totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion.
COMPREHENSION, noun. (computing) a compact syntax for generating a list in some functional programming languages

Dictionary definition

COMPREHENSION, noun. An ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature".
COMPREHENSION, noun. The relation of comprising something; "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne