- 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
How to use understanding in a sentence
Unfortunately, popular understandings of the bigot remain anchored in an earlier time.Why Bigotry Persists|Stephen Eric Bronner|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All cultures have different understandings of the importance of disability.Living With Disability in the Dark Ages|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was writing a cover story for Newsweek about the chasm between white and black understandings of the Martin case.Maya Angelou Knew How To Inspire As A Writer, Teacher, and Great Human Being|Joshua DuBois|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are two conflicting understandings of where Hannibal is left.Hugh Dancy on ‘Hannibal’s’ Brilliantly Batsh*t Finale and the Future of Will Graham|Marlow Stern|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I settled on “Oh God of our many understandings” as the salutation.How to Pray in the Public Square|Gene Robinson|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he had aftertastes of understandings tolerably independent of words.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
As little did I follow the trade of winning the hearts by imposing on the understandings of the people.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
Their fall, or their escape, is less local than you imagine; it does not depend upon their titles, but upon their understandings.'Camilla|Fanny Burney
But there were here, it seemed, understandings and misunderstandings which the lawyer failed to comprehend.The Isle of Unrest|Henry Seton Merriman
Outstanding contracts and understandings in terms of money make this out of the question.