Comprehension


Comprehension

Comprehension has the following meanings:

  • In general usage, and more specifically in reference to education and psychology, it has roughly the same meaning as understanding.
  • Reading comprehension measures the understanding of a passage of text
  • Comprehension (logic), the totality of intensions, that is, properties or qualities, that an object possesses
    • Comprehension (or comprehensiveness), in Anglicanism, the theological inclusiveness and liturgical breadth thought to be integral to the definition of the tradition
    • Comprehension in set theory, another name for the axiom schema of specification (or more specifically, the axiom schema of unrestricted specification)
    • List comprehension, in computer science, an adaptation of mathematical set notation to represent infinite lists

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  • compréhension — [ kɔ̃preɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1372, repris XVIIIe; lat. comprehensio, de comprehendere 1 ♦ Faculté de comprendre, d embrasser par la pensée. ⇒ entendement, intelligence; fam. comprenette. « L indulgence est la compréhension des causes du mal » (M.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Comprehension — Compréhension La compréhension (latin comprehensio, de cum, avec, et prehendere, prendre: action de saisir ensemble ou de prendre avec soi) est la faculté de comprendre. Logique Dans le domaine de la logique aristotélicienne, la compréhension d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • compréhension — COMPRÉHENSION. s. f. Faculté de comprendre, de concevoir. Avoir la compréhension aisée, facile. Il est de dure compréhension. f♛/b] Il signifie dans le style didactique, Connoissance entière et parfaite. La compréhension des Mystères est réservée …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Comprehension — Com pre*hen sion, n. [L. comprehensio: cf. F. compr[ e]hension.] 1. The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion. [1913 Webster] In the Old Testament there is a close comprehension of the New; in the New, an open discovery of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comprehension — Comprehension. s. f. Faculté de comprendre, de concevoir. Comprehension aisée, facile. il est de dure comprehension …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • comprehension — I noun ability to know, alertness, appreciation, apprehension, attentiveness, awareness, awareness of, capability, capacity to understand, cognition, cognizance, command of thought, comprehension, conception, consciousness, discernment,… …   Law dictionary

  • comprehension — mid 15c., from M.Fr. comprehénsion (15c.), from L. comprehensionem (nom. comprehensio) a seizing, noun of action from pp. stem of comprehendere (see COMPREHEND (Cf. comprehend)). In reading education, from 1921 …   Etymology dictionary

  • comprehension — ► NOUN 1) the action of understanding. 2) the ability to understand; range of understanding: mysteries beyond human comprehension …   English terms dictionary

  • comprehension — comprehension, axiom of …   Philosophy dictionary

  • comprehensión — comprehensión. (Del lat. comprehensio, ōnis). f. p. us. comprensión. * * * ► femenino LINGÜÍSTICA En un acto comunicativo, decodificación adecuada del mensaje por parte del receptor …   Enciclopedia Universal


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