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understanding

[ uhn-der-stan-ding ]
/ 藢蕦n d蓹r藞st忙n d瑟艐 /
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noun
adjective
characterized by understanding; prompted by, based on, or demonstrating comprehension, intelligence, discernment, empathy, or the like: an understanding attitude.
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Origin of understanding

before 1050; Middle English understandynge,late Old English understandincge (noun). See understand, -ing1, -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for understanding

understanding
/ (藢蕦nd蓹藞st忙nd瑟艐) /

noun
adjective
sympathetic, tolerant, or wise towards people
possessing judgment and intelligence

Derived forms of understanding

understandingly, adverb
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