- 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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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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“Russia is governed by understandings,” ponyatiye in Russian criminal jargon.How Boris Berezovsky Made Vladimir Putin, and Putin Unmade Berezovsky|Owen Matthews|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is an official Egyptian document laying out the understandings Cairo reached separately with each side.
Oh how often have knowledge and keen wits and understandings/ Been as deadly as brigands or ghouls to the wayfarer.
A Church exists to be loved, to be reverenced, to be heard with docility, to reign in the understandings and hearts of men.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Must we demand no help from the understandings of others, unless we submit to renounce all use of our own?The Wanderer (Volume 3 of 5)|Fanny Burney
The true way to convince them, was to address their understandings.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Up-hill task we have to secure the Gatesboro' mechanics, when anything really solid is to be addressed to their understandings.What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Their understandings are fastened with pins, and attached always to material things.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55|Francisco Colin