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English definition of “comprehension”

comprehension

noun
 
 
/ˌkɒmprɪˈhenʃən/
UNDERSTANDING [U] the ability to understand something: How anyone could be so cruel is beyond my comprehension (= I can't understand it) .Understanding and comprehending
TEST [C, U] UK a test to see how well students understand written or spoken language: a reading comprehensionExams, tests and exercises
(Definition of comprehension from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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