EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN
com·pre·hend·i·ble [kom-pri- hen-d uh-b uh l] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn də bəl/
Origin of comprehensible
dating back to
-ible Related forms com·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty, com·pre·hen·si·ble·ness, noun com·pre·hen·si·bly, adverb in·ter·com·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty, noun non·com·pre·hend·i·ble, adjective non·com·pre·hen·si·ble, adjective non·com·pre·hen·si·ble·ly, adverb un·com·pre·hen·si·ble, adjective un·com·pre·hen·si·ble·ness, noun un·com·pre·hen·si·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for comprehensibly Historical Examples of comprehensibly
Mr. Durance despised them: he called them, arguing against Mr. Radnor, 'those emotional things,' not
comprehensibly to Skepsey.
Through an Incarnation alone can the purposes of Zeus in creation be fully and
comprehensibly revealed to man. British Dictionary definitions for comprehensibly adjective capable of being comprehended Derived Forms comprehensibility or comprehensibleness, noun comprehensibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for comprehensibly adj.
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.
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