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uk   /ˌkɒm.prɪˈhen.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːm-/
[U] the ​ability to ​understandcompletely and be ​familiar with a ​situation, ​facts, etc.: He has no comprehension of the ​size of the ​problem. How she ​manages to ​fit so much into a ​workingday is beyond my comprehension (= I cannot ​understand it). [C or U] UK a ​test to ​find out how well ​studentsunderstand written or ​spokenlanguage: a listening/​reading comprehension
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