|n.||1.||The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion.|
|2.||That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome.|
|3.||The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect; perception; understanding; |
|4.||(Logic) The complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term.|
|5.||(Rhet.) A figure by which the name of a whole is put for a part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number for an indefinite.|
|Noun||1.||comprehension - an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"|
incomprehension - an inability to understand; "his incomprehension of the consequences"
|2.||comprehension - the relation of comprising something; "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"|