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Sport was an integral part of school life. The most influential teachers were not necessarily the PE teachers, but the teachers who helped me in sport because they had an understanding of what you were going through.
Sebastian Coe

Meaning of "understanding" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNDERSTANDING

understanding  [ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNDERSTANDING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Understanding can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNDERSTANDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Understanding

Understanding is a psychological process related to an abstract or physical object, such as a person, situation, or message whereby one is able to think about it and use concepts to deal adequately with that object. Understanding is a relation between the knower and an object of understanding. Understanding implies abilities and dispositions with respect to an object of knowledge sufficient to support intelligent behavior. An understanding is the limit of a conceptualization. To understand something is to have conceptualized it to a given measure.

Definition of understanding in the English dictionary

The first definition of understanding in the dictionary is the ability to learn, judge, make decisions, etc; intelligence or sense. Other definition of understanding is personal opinion or interpretation of a subject. Understanding is also a mutual agreement or compact, esp an informal or private one.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNDERSTANDING


banding
ˈbændɪŋ
branding
ˈbrændɪŋ
crash-landing
ˈkræʃˈlændɪŋ
ending
ˈɛndɪŋ
expanding
ɪkˈspændɪŋ
finding
ˈfaɪndɪŋ
freestanding
ˌfriːˈstændɪŋ
grandstanding
ˈɡrændstændɪŋ
landing
ˈlændɪŋ
misunderstanding
ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ
notwithstanding
ˌnɒtwɪθˈstændɪŋ
outstanding
ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ
pending
ˈpɛndɪŋ
postlanding
ˌpəʊstˈlændɪŋ
rebranding
ˌriːˈbrændɪŋ
sanding
ˈsændɪŋ
self-standing
ˌsɛlfˈstændɪŋ
spending
ˈspendɪŋ
standing
ˈstændɪŋ
upstanding
ʌpˈstændɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNDERSTANDING

understaffed
understaffing
understand
understandable
understandably
understander
understandingly
understate
understated
understatedly
understatement
understeer
understock
understood
understorey
understory
understrapper
understrapping
understrata
understratum

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNDERSTANDING

according
ascending
astounding
binding
bonding
commanding
corresponding
defending
demanding
descending
founding
funding
grinding
grounding
lending
long-standing
mending
pounding
sounding
vending
winding

Synonyms and antonyms of understanding in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNDERSTANDING»

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

Translation of «understanding» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNDERSTANDING

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

Translator English - Chinese

善解人意的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comprensivo
570 millions of speakers

English

understanding
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समझ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَفَهِّم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

понимающий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

compreensivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বোধশক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

compréhensif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemahaman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verständnisvoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

話がわかる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이해심 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pangerten
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thông cảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புரிதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समजून घेणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anlayış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comprensivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyrozumiały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чулий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înțelegător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

που δείχνει κατανόηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

begrip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förstående
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forståelsesfull
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of understanding

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERSTANDING»

The term «understanding» is very widely used and occupies the 2.865 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERSTANDING» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNDERSTANDING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word understanding.
1
Uzo Aduba
I used to be a huge fan of 'Lockup' on MSNBC, and that certainly has helped with my understanding of the world.
2
Ayad Akhtar
Religion has been an important part of my understanding, my inquiry into what it means to be human.
3
Prince Andrew
It's almost a responsibility for all the people of the United Kingdom, regardless of race, color or creed, and an understanding that you have an individual connection with each and every one.
4
Criss Angel
I've never formally trained for pain management, but I have a good understanding of how to conquer it. I just analyze the pain, feel it in the moment, and then mentally become numb to it.
5
Marc Bloch
But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding.
6
Michael Bolton
It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
7
Judith Butler
Understanding Hamas/Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on the left, that are part of a global left, is extremely important. That does not stop us from being critical of certain dimensions of both movements.
8
Albert Camus
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
9
Marcel Carne
When I last went to Italy, over two years ago, I had a lot more trouble understanding the language than I used to when I lived there for a year. I used to speak very little but I could understand very well.
10
Sebastian Coe
Sport was an integral part of school life. The most influential teachers were not necessarily the PE teachers, but the teachers who helped me in sport because they had an understanding of what you were going through.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNDERSTANDING»

Discover the use of understanding in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to understanding and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Understanding the Book of Mormon : A Reader's Guide: A ...
Hardy takes readers through its characters, events, and ideas, as he explores the story and its messages. He identifies the book's literary techniques, such as characterization, embedded documents, allusions, and parallel narratives.
Asheville Grant Hardy Professor of History University of North Carolina, 2010
2
Understanding Roman Inscriptions
Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to understanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced.
Lawrence Keppie, 1991
3
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance
Covers banking services, credit, home finance, financial planning, investments, and taxes.
Kenneth M. Morris, Virginia B. Morris, 2004
4
Understanding Bioinformatics
Suitable for advanced undergraduates & postgraduates, this book provides a definitive guide to bioinformatics.
Marketa J. Zvelebil, Jeremy O. Baum, 2008
5
Explanation and Understanding
He suggested that human action could not be explained causally by scientific or 'natural' laws, but had to be understood 'intentionally'—a concept connected with wants and beliefs developed in a social and cultural context."—Daily ...
Georg Henrik von Wright, 2004
6
Reading and Understanding Research
This edition is completely reorganized to separate quantitative and qualitative research with four new distinct sections (research reports, quantitative research, qualitative research, and research reviews.
Lawrence F. Locke, Stephen J. Silverman, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, 2009
7
Understanding Nutrition
This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics; such as, diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger.
Eleanor Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes, 2010
8
Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques ...
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students' understanding with the help of creative formative assessments.
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, 2007
9
Understanding Buildings: A Multidisciplinary Approach
This general, multidisciplinary text provides an overall explanation of the building process through an examination of underlying principles as well as design examples.
Esmond Reid, 1984
10
Understanding IPTV
Beginning with a comprehensive introduction, Understanding IPTV examines concepts, applications, and possible impacts of IPTV. The book covers market drivers and developing IPTV infrastructure.
Gilbert Held, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNDERSTANDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term understanding is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Army Reserve Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Give an …
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Give an Hour™, a national nonprofit organization providing free and confidential mental health services ... «GlobeNewswire, Jul 15»
2
Understanding vs. Accepting
The other party says to me: "You do not agree because you don't understand," assuming that if I could understand, I would agree with him or her. Or to say it ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
Operation Understanding DC Students visit Meridian
A group of twenty-four students from Washington D.C. made a stop in Meridian, the group is called Operation Understanding DC, where twelve African-American ... «WTOK, Jul 15»
4
Public Release: 7-Jul-2015 Experts call for more understanding of …
Professor Lilford, said: "Understanding this is an extremely important task since it is large, at about 10% in relative risk terms and 0.4% in percentage point terms. «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
5
SunEdison and Gamesa Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to …
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. and MADRID, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, ... «Canada NewsWire, Jul 15»
6
Pemex and BlackRock sign Memorandum of Understanding to …
MEXICO CITY & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Petroleos Mexicanos ("Pemex"), and BlackRock have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to ... «Business Wire, Jun 15»
7
The new guidebook for understanding mental illness
American Psychiatric Association leaders believe they can offer more of both to families like Ambler's in the form of a new book, "Understanding Mental ... «Deseret News, May 15»
8
Army reportedly withdraws cultural understanding guide after criticism
Titled “Cultural and Situational Understanding,” the guide was an add-on to the counterinsurgency field manual that for years guided military strategy in Iraq and ... «Stars and Stripes, May 15»
9
What's New: 'Understanding the Apocrypha' is an excellent resource
A recently released two-disc audio CD called “Understanding the Apocrypha” by Jared W. Ludlow, a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, ... «Deseret News, May 15»
10
U.S. Army Withdraws Flawed And Plagiarized Manual About …
The U.S. Army withdrew its just-published “cultural understanding” manual for soldiers on Tuesday, after anthropologists and BuzzFeed News raised questions ... «BuzzFeed News, May 15»

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