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He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.
Eugene Field

Meaning of "apprehension" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APPREHENSION

apprehension  [ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APPREHENSION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apprehension is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APPREHENSION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of apprehension in the English dictionary

The first definition of apprehension in the dictionary is fear or anxiety over what may happen. Other definition of apprehension is the act of capturing or arresting. Apprehension is also the faculty of comprehending; understanding.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APPREHENSION


ascension
əˈsɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
comprehension
ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən
convention
kənˈvɛnʃən
declension
dɪˈklɛnʃən
dimension
dɪˈmɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
incomprehension
ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən
intention
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
intervention
ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən
invention
ɪnˈvɛnʃən
mention
ˈmɛnʃən
misapprehension
ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnʃən
pension
ˈpɛnʃən
prehension
prɪˈhɛnʃən
prevention
prɪˈvɛnʃən
reprehension
ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
suspension
səˈspɛnʃən
tension
ˈtɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APPREHENSION

appreciation
appreciative
appreciatively
appreciativeness
appreciator
appreciatorily
appreciatory
apprehend
apprehensibility
apprehensible
apprehensive
apprehensively
apprehensiveness
apprentice
apprentice electrician
apprentice plumber
apprentice work
apprenticement
apprenticeship
appress

WORDS THAT END LIKE APPREHENSION

air suspension
coefficient of expansion
commission
disability pension
en pension
Executive Mansion
expansion
file extension
hair extension
hyperextension
hypertension
hypotension
independent suspension
low-tension
mansion
pretension
reading comprehension
recension
retirement pension
surface tension
thermal expansion

Synonyms and antonyms of apprehension in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APPREHENSION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «apprehension» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of apprehension

Translation of «apprehension» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APPREHENSION

Find out the translation of apprehension to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apprehension from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apprehension» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

忧虑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aprensión
570 millions of speakers

English

apprehension
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आशंका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تخوف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опасения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apreensão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চেতনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

appréhension
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebimbangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Besorgnis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不安
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불안
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngerteni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự hiểu rỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பீதியின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धास्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

endişe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

apprensione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obawa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

побоювання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

teamă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανησυχία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vrees
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gripandet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pågripelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apprehension

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APPREHENSION»

The term «apprehension» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.051 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APPREHENSION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «apprehension» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «apprehension» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apprehension

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10 QUOTES WITH «APPREHENSION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word apprehension.
1
Roland Allen
The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.
2
Henri Bergson
Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
3
George Berkeley
If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever.
4
Giordano Bruno
The intellectual power is never at rest; it is never satisfied with any comprehended truth, but ever proceeds on and on towards that truth which is not comprehended. So also the will, which follows the apprehension; we see that it is never satisfied with anything finite.
5
Benjamin N. Cardozo
History or custom or social utility or some compelling sense of justice or sometimes perhaps a semi-intuitive apprehension of the pervading spirit of our law must come to the rescue of the anxious judge and tell him where to go.
6
Eugene Field
He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.
7
Antony Gormley
I think scale is about, in a way, the apprehension of proportion, and all the proportions that mean things to us as human beings are related to the body.
8
Robert Hewison
Ruskin believed that everyone had visual as well as verbal capacities that needed to be developed in order to become a complete human being, and that the apprehension of truth depended on the power of observation.
9
Peter Hook
It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends.
10
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APPREHENSION»

Discover the use of apprehension in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apprehension and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Communication Apprehension: Origins and Management
This work is unique in providing accessible details on the psychology, physiology, neurology, differential diagnosis and treatment of the extraordinarily common, yet neglected, affliction of performance anxiety.
Betty Horwitz, 2001
2
The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict ...
This volume has grown over the years as a family project of Martha Harris, her two daughters Meg and Morag and her husband, Donald Meltzer.
Donald Meltzer, Meg Harris Williams, 2008
3
Apprehension and Argument: Ancient Theories of Starting ...
This book offers the first synoptic study of how the primary elements in knowledge structures were analysed in antiquity from Plato to late ancient commentaries, the main emphasis being on the Platonic-Aristotelian tradition.
Miira Tuominen, 2007
4
Apprehension: Reason in the Absence of Rules
This book introduces and explores the role of apprehension in reasoning - setting out the problems, determining the vocabulary, fixing the boundaries, and questioning what is often taken for granted.
Lynn Holt, 2002
5
Federal Fugitive Apprehension: Agencies Taking Action To ...
A review of the U.S. Justice Department's 1988 policy on federal fugitive apprehension.
DIANE Publishing Company, 1995
6
Shelley and the Apprehension of Life
Percy Bysshe Shelley, in the essay 'On Life' (1819), stated 'We live on, and in living we lose the apprehension of life'.
Ross Wilson, 2013
7
Cultures and Genetic Markers as Predictors of Communication ...
The main purpose of this study is to explore whether genetic markers or cultures are a predictor of communication apprehension.
Piyachat Soonthornsawad, 2009
8
Speaking with Confidence and Skill
CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPREHENSION So far this chapter has concentrated on altering attitudes to improve communication effectiveness. We will now turn to controlling communication apprehension as a means of improving ...
Lynne Kelly, Arden K. Watson, 1989
9
Anxiety and Its Disorders: The Nature and Treatment of ...
CHAPTER. 3. The. Nature. of. Anxious. Apprehension. In Chapter 2, 1 have concluded that anxiety can best be characterized as a unique, coherent cognitive -affective structure within the defensive motivational system. In the first edition of this ...
David H. Barlow, 2004
10
Sanskrit: An Appreciation Without Apprehension
A stepwise simple introduction to this delightful ancient and very much alive language of Indian scriptures, classic literature, and philosophy. Nothing to memorize, but you would want to!
Bharata Śāṃ Śāha, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APPREHENSION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apprehension is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Greek Newspapers: Jubilation and Apprehension
Greek newspapers greeted the referendum result with a mix of jubilation and apprehension after voters rejected efforts to impose further austerity measures. «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Arrest made in fatal stabbing of American U. grad at DC Metro
Spires's attorney, reached before news of the apprehension, declined to comment. A member of Spires's family, reached Sunday, also did not ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
The Stroller
SUNDAY'S WORD was apprehension (ap-rih-HEN-shun). It means the act or power of perceiving or comprehending; the result of ... «Martinsville Bulletin, Jul 15»
4
For Students With Disabilities, Transition From High School Brings …
... and the creeping apprehension of closing the door on a familiar life and stepping into the next. For the 6 million U.S. students diagnosed with ... «WBUR, Jul 15»
5
More charges filed against alleged 'Spider-Man' robber
The suspect had reportedly avoided apprehension a day before, when state troopers went to a residence near Laurel Highlands High School in ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
6
Carnival workers not covered under Pennsylvania criminal …
But the next month, a grand jury in Maine indicted him for hindering apprehension and prosecution in connection with a murder, according to a ... «The Intelligencer, Jul 15»
7
Apprehension still looms large over Wahong village ; Craters …
Imphal, July 03 2015 : Villagers of Old Wahong and New Wahong have appealed to the State Government to step up immediate measures to protect them in ... «E-Pao.net, Jul 15»
8
Hope and apprehension in Tehran as nuclear negotiations continue
Iran, the US and other countries, including France, UK, China, Russia and Germany have been negotiating a deal for months. The negotiators ... «KERA News, Jul 15»
9
Suspect apprehension and evidence recovery
Kimball's new K-9, Xana, assisted in a multi-agency operation based on a Kimball County Sheriff's Office warrant on Friday, June 26. Xana can ... «The Western Nebraska observer, Jul 15»
10
Paulding program helps children overcome reading apprehension
Lisa Poole, Canine's Assisting Rehabilitation and Education-ing Paws dog owner, and her therapeutic dog, Buck, work to help young children ... «NeighborNewspapers.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Apprehension [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apprehension>. Feb 2020 ».
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