- the power of abstract thought; logical power.
- Kantianism.the mental faculty resolving the sensory manifold into the transcendental unity of apperception.
Origin of understanding
Related Words for understandingssympathetic, generous, kindly, compassionate, perceptive, forgiving, considerate, empathetic, insight, perception, knowledge, intelligence, sense, awareness, realization, grasp, judgment, recognition, impression, interpretation
Examples from the Web for understandings
Contemporary Examples of understandings
“Russia is governed by understandings,” ponyatiye in Russian criminal jargon.How Boris Berezovsky Made Vladimir Putin, and Putin Unmade Berezovsky
March 24, 2013
It is an official Egyptian document laying out the understandings Cairo reached separately with each side.Israel and Hamas Strike Peace Deal
November 21, 2012
Oh how often have knowledge and keen wits and understandings/ Been as deadly as brigands or ghouls to the wayfarer.Imperial Locavores
August 29, 2011
Historical Examples of understandings
We must learn to use, not our eyes and our ears only, but our understandings—our thinkers.
And one thing which no one will deny is, that there are great differences in the understandings of men.
It is clear that there are great differences in the understandings of men.
You and my aunt and he have the most evident of understandings.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Then he had aftertastes of understandings tolerably independent of words.The Tragic Muse
Old English understandincge "comprehension," from understand (q.v.). Meaning "mutual agreement" is attested from 1803.