- capable of being comprehended or understood; intelligible.
Also com·pre·hend·i·ble [kom-pri-hen-duh-buh l] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn də bəl/.
Origin of comprehensible
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Related Wordsbaffling, cryptic, enigmatic, impenetrable, inconceivable, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, obscure, opaque, perplexing, puzzling, sibylline, unclear, unfathomable, unimaginable, unintelligible, Delphic, fathomless, Greek
- capable of being comprehended
Word Origin and History for uncomprehensible
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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