- the power of abstract thought; logical power.
- Kantianism. the mental faculty resolving the sensory manifold into the transcendental unity of apperception.
Origin of understanding
OTHER WORDS FROM understandingun·der·stand·ing·ly, adverbnon·un·der·stand·ing, adjective, nounnon·un·der·stand·ing·ly, adverbself-un·der·stand·ing, noun
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People get an approximate social understanding and that seems to work pretty well.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
Jalisa Washington-Price, vice president, political and advocacy, iHeartMediaJane Mayer’s book gave me a deep understanding about the problem I wanted to fix.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in government and policy|Rachel King|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Then, follow-up with why you grouped the ones that set off the same search results and are part of the same topic, for more understanding.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no|SEOmonitor|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Although he wasn’t working for the co-op at that time, Miltenberger said, it is his understanding that the hospital wanted to help keep competition in that marketplace.Only three of 26 Obamacare-era nonprofit health insurance co-ops will soon remain|lbelanger225|September 6, 2020|Fortune
The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of how different approaches work or fall short.Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Nothing made Groucho funnier than having this Margaret Dumont around not understanding the jokes.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Understanding my own dreams had a lot to do with getting me off the juice.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As she discussed her understanding of the voting rights campaign and how she planned to recreate it, I grew more relieved.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now half-awake, we need all the help we can get in understanding our situation.
I would ask you to imagine it translated into every language, a common material of understanding throughout all the world.
Our social life is aimless without it, we are a crowd without a common understanding.
The hopes of a man that is void of understanding are vain and deceitful: and dreams lift up fools.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The friars were exceedingly wroth, and combined to defeat the Generalʼs efforts to come to an understanding with the rebels.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The two enjoyed a mutual understanding from which he was excluded, a private intimacy that was spiritual, mental,— physical.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood