anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil.
the faculty or act of apprehending or understanding; perception on a direct and immediate level.
acceptance of or receptivity to information without passing judgment on its validity, often without complete comprehension.
a view, opinion, or idea on any subject.
the act of arresting; seizure: Police apprehension of the burglar was aided by two alert teenagers.
- non·ap·pre·hen·sion, noun
- o·ver·ap·pre·hen·sion, noun
- pre·ap·pre·hen·sion, noun
- re·ap·pre·hen·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apprehension
fear or anxiety over what may happen
the act of capturing or arresting
the faculty of comprehending; understanding
a notion or conception
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