Definition of “apprehension” - English Dictionary

“apprehension” in British English

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apprehensionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæp.rɪˈhen.ʃən/ us /ˌæp.rəˈhen.ʃən/

(Definition of “apprehension” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“apprehension” in American English

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apprehensionnoun [ U ]

us /ˌæp·rɪˈhen·ʃən/

apprehension noun [ U ] (WORRY)

anxiety about the future; fear of something unpleasant happening:

I felt great apprehension over my first day at work.

apprehension noun [ U ] (TAKING HOLD)

the act of catching and putting a person under police control:

There’s an $8000 reward for the apprehension of the perpetrators.

(Definition of “apprehension” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)