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English definition of “understanding”

understanding

noun [C usually sing] (BELIEF)   /ˌʌn·dərˈstæn·dɪŋ/
something that you have reason to believe: [+ that clause] Ours was a generation brought up with the understanding (= belief) that science meant progress. An understanding is also an informal agreement between people: The two sides have come to/reached an understanding about the sale of the house.
(Definition of understanding noun (BELIEF) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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