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Meaning of “understanding” - Learner’s Dictionary

understanding

noun
 
 
/ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ/
KNOWLEDGE [U, no plural] B2 knowledge about a subject, situation, etc or about how something works: We now have a better understanding of this disease.Understanding and comprehending
AGREEMENT [C] an informal agreement between two people: [usually singular, + that] We have an understanding that we don't discuss the subject in front of his mother.Making and breaking promises and commitments
SYMPATHY [U] B2 sympathy: Thank you for your understanding.Sympathy and compassion
my/her/his, etc understanding what you thought to be true: It was my understanding that she was coming alone.Believing
ABILITY [U] the ability to learn or think about something: The computer side of the course was way beyond my understanding (= was too difficult for me).Understanding and comprehending
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