- the act or process of comprehending.
- the state of being comprehended.
- perception or understanding: His comprehension of physics is amazing for a young student.
- capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas; ability to know.
- Logic. the connotation of a term.
Origin of comprehension
Examples from the Web for miscomprehension
But an opinion such as this is due to miscomprehension of the facts.
Thackeray's lecture on Swift, which is full of animosity and miscomprehension, is a well-written revelation of Thackeray.The Critical Game
John Albert Macy
We did gain knowledge, but as yet everything was imperfect, without fine shading, and subject to all miscomprehension.1492
- the act or capacity of understanding
- the state of including or comprising something; comprehensiveness
- education 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
- logic obsolete the attributes implied by a given concept or term; connotation
Word Origin and History for miscomprehension
mid-15c., from Middle French comprehénsion (15c.), from Latin comprehensionem (nominative comprehensio) "a seizing, laying hold of, arrest," figuratively "perception, comprehension," noun of action from past participle stem of comprehendere (see comprehend). In reading education, from 1921.