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My mum thought my TV and film addiction was laziness. If you're an immigrant, you know you'll never be an accepted part of society, but you hope your children will be, and you try to make them essential to the community in a practical way - being a doctor or a lawyer. Acting was beyond their comprehension.
Sanjeev Bhaskar

Meaning of "comprehension" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COMPREHENSION

comprehension  [ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMPREHENSION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Comprehension 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 COMPREHENSION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Comprehension

Comprehension may refer to: ▪ Comprehension, the totality of intensions, that is, properties or qualities, that an object possesses ▪ Comprehension approach, several methodologies of language learning that emphasize understanding language rather than speaking ▪ Comprehension axiom, an axiom in Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory in mathematics ▪ List comprehension, an adaptation of mathematical set notation to represent infinite lists in computer science ▪ Reading comprehension, a measurement of the understanding of a passage of text ▪ Understanding, ability to think about to deal adequately with an idea...

Definition of comprehension in the English dictionary

The first definition of comprehension in the dictionary is the act or capacity of understanding. Other definition of comprehension is the state of including or comprising something; comprehensiveness. Comprehension is also an exercise consisting of a previously unseen passage of text with related questions, designed to test a student's understanding esp of a foreign language.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMPREHENSION


apprehension
ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən
ascension
əˈsɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
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 COMPREHENSION

comprehend
comprehendible
comprehensibility
comprehensible
comprehensibleness
comprehensibly
comprehensive
comprehensive school
comprehensively
comprehensiveness
comprehensivise
comprehensivize
compress
compressed
compressed air
compressedly
compressibility
compressible
compressibleness
compression

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMPREHENSION

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 comprehension in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMPREHENSION»

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

Translation of «comprehension» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMPREHENSION

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

Translator English - Chinese

理解
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comprensión
570 millions of speakers

English

comprehension
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समझ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِدْراك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

понимание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

compreensão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

compréhension
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemahaman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Begriffsvermögen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理解
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pangerten
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự hiểu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புரிதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकलन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anlama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comprensione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zrozumienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сприйняття
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înțelegere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατανόηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

begrip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förståelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppfatning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of comprehension

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPREHENSION»

The term «comprehension» is very widely used and occupies the 19.670 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPREHENSION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «comprehension» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «comprehension» 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 comprehension

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMPREHENSION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word comprehension.
1
John Adams
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
2
Karen Armstrong
Today we often think that before we start living a religious life we have first to accept the creedal doctrines and that before one can have any comprehension of the loyalty and trust of faith, one must first force one's mind to accept a host of incomprehensible doctrines. But this is to put the cart before the horse.
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Sanjeev Bhaskar
My mum thought my TV and film addiction was laziness. If you're an immigrant, you know you'll never be an accepted part of society, but you hope your children will be, and you try to make them essential to the community in a practical way - being a doctor or a lawyer. Acting was beyond their comprehension.
4
Tony Buzan
Mind mapping is a technique based on memory and creativity and comprehension and understanding, so when the student or a child uses the mind map, they are using their brain in the way their brain was designed to be used, and so the mind helps them in all learning and cognitive skills. It simply helps them in what the brain does naturally.
5
Annie Jump Cannon
Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.
6
Aleister Crowley
Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
7
Rachel Cusk
To become a mother is to learn a whole language - to relearn it, perhaps, as it was the tongue to which we were born - and hence gain entrance to a forgotten world of comprehension.
8
Antony Gormley
If your work doesn't speak to people, it's beyond comprehension and risible, but if people engage with it, you become tarred with the brush of populism.
9
Katharine Graham
At least through most of the 1960s, I basically lived in a man's world, hardly speaking to a woman all day except to the secretaries. But I was almost totally unaware of myself as an oddity and had no comprehension of the difficulties faced by working women in our organization and elsewhere.
10
Jane Hirshfield
One reason to write a poem is to flush from the deep thickets of the self some thought, feeling, comprehension, question, music, you didn't know was in you, or in the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMPREHENSION»

Discover the use of comprehension in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to comprehension and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Comprehension
It spans grades K through 6 in six key subject areas: reading comprehension, English, math, reading, spelling & writing, and thinking skills. It is the perfect workbook series to teach children learning fundamentals.
Carole Gerber, 2000
2
I Read It, But I Don't Get it: Comprehension Strategies for ...
Practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area.
Cris Tovani, 2000
3
Focus on Comprehension
Focus on Comprehension is a structured course designed to teach a wide range of comprehension skills and strategies, following the requirements of the UK Curriculum and NLS Text Level objectives.
Louis Fidge, 1999
4
Autism & Reading Comprehension: Ready-to-use Lessons for ...
Provides ready-to-reproduce pages of lessons, worksheets, and exercises that help teach reading comprehension skills to children with autism spectrum disorders.
Joseph Porter, 2010
5
Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners
This practical resource and widely used text presents a wealth of research-based approaches to comprehension instruction.
Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, Donna Ogle, 2008
6
Daily Reading Comprehension: Grade 2
Daily Reading Comprehension, grade 2 presents your students with the reading strategies and comprehension skills they need to become strong and successful readers. 30 weeks of instruction cover the following reading skills and strategies: ...
Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Karen Cardella, 2010
7
Children's Problems in Text Comprehension: An Experimental ...
This collection contains four complete sets of authentic past papers for the Preliminary English Test (PET), supplied by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate.
Nicola Yuill, Jane Oakhill, 1991
8
Conquering Comprehension
Designed to teach the essential skills of comprehension in a variety of literary and factual text types in the Key Learning Areas.
Gordon Winch, 2005
9
100 More Little Reading Comprehension Lessons
Entertain and educate students with this versatile resource! 100 short stories introduce readers to an incredible variety of topics and provide essential reading and vocabulary practice.
Margaret Brinton, 2010
10
Comprehension: A Paradigm for Cognition
In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years.
Walter Kintsch, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMPREHENSION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term comprehension is used in the context of the following news items.
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More than 50% of students score over 70 in Maltese, English and …
In Maltese, candidates were assessed in speaking (20 marks), listening comprehension (20 marks), reading comprehension component (30 ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
2
Gun Used To Kill Woman On SF Pier 14 Belonged To Federal Agent
... grade education and many of the legal nuances and the legal ramifications that attend to this case are beyond his current comprehension.”. «CBS Local, Jul 15»
3
Soup Made Out Of Crushed Bees Could Be Key To Pollinator Survival
Researchers have found that a "DNA soup" made of crushed bees may help contribute to the efficient comprehension and reversal of bee ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
4
Building intelligent machines
There are many other classes of problems that fall into this same category: object recognition, speech comprehension, automated translation, ... «O'Reilly Radar, Jul 15»
5
Young adults see cost as disadvantage of health insurance
Then, they interviewed participants to assess their attitudes about insurance and their comprehension of terms related to costs. During the ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
6
Verbatim: Job-skills program announced for people with disabilities
Students in the program took assessments in reading, math comprehension, applied math, and language in February. Follow-up assessments ... «Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Jul 15»
7
I can totally live without my Apple Watch
... why Apple hasn't explored the e-ink technology pioneered by Amazon's Kindle or the Pebble smartwatch is beyond my comprehension. «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
8
Materials science master class
"The system will include ways to measure comprehension, engagement, and anything else we can fit into it." Keane and Carter believe that ... «MIT News, Jul 15»
9
Delta Health Alliance Receives $500000 Grant from Monsanto to …
Staff will work with area childcare centers to improve reading comprehension skills by developing reading circles and providing nutritious ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
10
Oklahomans can review K-12 standards online
Students in kindergarten will be expected to hear, identify and count syllables in spoken words; first-grade students will apply comprehension ... «Enid News & Eagle, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Comprehension [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/comprehension>. Jun 2020 ».
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