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incomprehension

[ in-kom-pri-hen-shuh n, in-kom- ]
/ ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən, ɪnˌkɒm- /
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noun

lack of comprehension or understanding: The audience listened politely but with incomprehension.

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incompletion, incompliant, incomprehensibility, incomprehensible, incomprehensibly, incomprehension, incomprehensive, incompressible, incomputable, inconceivable, inconcinnity

Origin of incomprehension

First recorded in 1595–1605; in-3 + comprehension
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incomprehension

/ (ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən, ɪnˌkɒm-) /

noun

inability or failure to comprehend; lack of understanding
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Word Origin and History for incomprehension

incomprehension


n.

c.1600, from in- (1) "not" + comprehension.

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