comprehensive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “comprehensive” in the English Dictionary

"comprehensive" in British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of comprehensive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comprehensive" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of comprehensive?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“comprehensive” in American English

Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More