- 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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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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Vandersee smiled back, compassionately and understandingly, and laid a tremendous hand on Gordon's shoulder.Gold Out of Celebes|Aylward Edward Dingle
Understandingly, David and Connie allowed her to pass inside without comment.Sunny Slopes|Ethel Hueston
But Jack smiled at me understandingly, refusing to argue with anything so small as Jill, and they departed, counting the spoil.
To hear the truth attentively and understandingly is to drink it in, as we drink water when we are thirsty.
We must regard him thus if we would study him understandingly, and gain from our observation a correct estimate of his power.