- capable of being comprehended or understood; intelligible.
Origin of comprehensible
Related Wordsexplicit, coherent, intelligible, comprehendible, clear, conceivable, knowable, lucid, luminous, plain, fathomable, apprehensible, graspable
Examples from the Web for comprehensible
If nothing else, this comprehensive and comprehensible idea could move our leaders past the present paralysis.The 2 Cent Budget Fix
January 19, 2013
But they're comprehensible, and that comprehensibility is surprisingly comforting.
Most crimes are motivated by unlovely impulses that are at least comprehensible: the desire for money, sex, respect, revenge.
Also, of course, George made his money in a straightforward and comprehensible way.The Apple That Fell Far From the Tree
July 9, 2012
Mitt needs a simpler, more down-to-earth blueprint with catchy and comprehensible elements—something like his own 9-9-9 plan.Mitt Romney Should Learn a Lesson from Teddy Kennedy
February 3, 2012
Surely it is only the “baby-talk” of the wisdom not yet comprehensible to human hearts!An Orkney Maid
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
That order of feeling was comprehensible enough to the most inimical of my critics.Some Reminiscences
This book is written in terms that are comprehensible to the layman.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
To even such genuine modesty as Jim-Ed's this was comprehensible.Earth's Enigmas
Charles G. D. Roberts
All these feelings on the part of the assimilation Jews are comprehensible.Zionism and Anti-Semitism
Max Simon Nordau
- capable of being comprehended
Word Origin and History for comprehensible
1520s, "able to be contained," from Latin comprehensibilis, from comprehensus, past participle of comphrehendere (see comprehend). Meaning "able to be understood" is from c.1600. Related: Comprehensibly; comprehensibility.