comprehensive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “comprehensive” in the English Dictionary

"comprehensive" in British English

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comprehensiveadjective

uk   /ˌkɒm.prɪˈhen.sɪv/  us   /ˌkɑːm-/
C1 complete and ​including everything that is ​necessary: We ​offer you a comprehensive ​training in all ​aspects of the ​business. Is this ​list comprehensive or are there some ​namesmissing? He has written a fully comprehensive ​guide to Rome.
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(Definition of comprehensive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comprehensive" in American English

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comprehensiveadjective

 us   /ˌkɑm·prəˈhen·sɪv/
including everything that is ​necessary; ​complete: They put ​forward comprehensive ​legislation to ​revise the ​rules for ​financingpoliticalcampaigns.
comprehensively
adverb  /ˌkɑm·prəˈhen·sɪv·li/
(Definition of comprehensive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “comprehensive”
in Arabic شامِل…
in Korean 종합적인…
in Portuguese completo, exaustivo, amplo…
in Catalan exhaustiu…
in Japanese 幅広い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全面的, 综合的, 包罗万象的…
in Turkish etraflı, kapsamlı, geniş…
in Russian исчерпывающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全面的, 綜合的, 包羅萬象的…
in Italian esauriente, globale…
in Polish wszechstronny, wyczerpujący…
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