- the power of abstract thought; logical power.
- Kantianism.the mental faculty resolving the sensory manifold into the transcendental unity of apperception.
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Peppajee grinned briefly and understandingly, and nodded his head.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Silently, understandingly, they winged onward into the morning light.Spawn of the Comet
Harold Thompson Rich
Mrs. Meredith had intuition, and read men as she read books, understandingly.The Plunderer
Looking at him understandingly she saw that there had been lines of pain about the firm mouth.Olive in Italy
Her child's eye turned to her sorrowfully and understandingly.The Carpenter's Daughter
Anna Bartlett Warner
Old English understandincge "comprehension," from understand (q.v.). Meaning "mutual agreement" is attested from 1803.