- the act or process of comprehending.
- the state of being comprehended.
- perception or understanding: His comprehension of physics is amazing for a young student.
- capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas; ability to know.
- Logic. the connotation of a term.
Origin of comprehension
Examples from the Web for non-comprehension
Historical Examples of non-comprehension
This time it was Cheniston who stared at him in non-comprehension.Afterwards
Against that riddle the non-comprehension of her sex beat itself, baffled.Dangerous Ages
Non-comprehension in such a matter is synonymous with disapproval.Rosa Mundi and Other Stories
Ethel M. Dell
This non-comprehension was made quite clear by the professor's next remark.Samuel the Seeker
The contempt of danger, or non-comprehension of it, manifested by some of these gentlemen, was perfect.
- the act or capacity of understanding
- the state of including or comprising something; comprehensiveness
- education an exercise consisting of a previously unseen passage of text with related questions, designed to test a student's understanding esp of a foreign language
- logic obsolete the attributes implied by a given concept or term; connotation
mid-15c., from Middle French comprehénsion (15c.), from Latin comprehensionem (nominative comprehensio) "a seizing, laying hold of, arrest," figuratively "perception, comprehension," noun of action from past participle stem of comprehendere (see comprehend). In reading education, from 1921.