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English definition of “comprehension”

comprehension

noun     /ˌkɒm.prɪˈhen.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːm-/
[U] the ability to understand completely and be familiar with a situation , facts , etc.: He has no comprehension of the size of the problem . How she manages to fit so much into a working day is beyond my comprehension (= I cannot understand it).Understanding and comprehending [C or U] UK a test to find out how well students understand written or spoken language : a listening / reading comprehensionExams, tests and exercises
(Definition of comprehension noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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