comprehensible

[kom-pri-hen-suh-buh l]

adjective

capable of being comprehended or understood; intelligible.

Nearby words

  1. compound-wound,
  2. compounded,
  3. comprador,
  4. comprehend,
  5. comprehendible,
  6. comprehension,
  7. comprehensive,
  8. comprehensive school,
  9. comprehensively,
  10. compress

Also com·pre·hend·i·ble [kom-pri-hen-duh-buh l] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn də bəl/.

Origin of comprehensible

From the Latin word comprehēnsibilis, dating back to 1520–30. See comprehension, -ible

Related forms
Can be confusedcomprehensible comprehensive

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British Dictionary definitions for comprehendible

comprehensible

adjective

capable of being comprehended
Derived Formscomprehensibility or comprehensibleness, nouncomprehensibly, adverb

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