Meaning of “comprehensive” in the English Dictionary

"comprehensive" in British English

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uk /ˌkɒm.prɪˈhen.sɪv/ us /ˌkɑːm.prəˈhen.sɪv/

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 names missing?
He has written a fully comprehensive guide to Rome.

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

"comprehensive" in American English

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us /ˌkɑm·prəˈhen·sɪv/

including everything that is necessary; complete:

They put forward comprehensive legislation to revise the rules for financing political campaigns.
adverb /ˌkɑm·prəˈhen·sɪv·li/

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