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understanding

un·der·stand·ing

understanding

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn dr staen dIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to understand; thinking; intelligence.
Her clear understanding makes her a fine leader.
synonyms:
intellect, intelligence, reason
similar words:
aptitude, brains, comprehension, gray, insight, intuition, matter, mind, perception, sense, wisdom, wit
definition 2: explanation; opinion.
What is your understanding of what happened?
synonyms:
opinion
similar words:
belief, conception, judgment, perception
definition 3: an agreement.
After talking all night, we reached an understanding.
synonyms:
agreement
similar words:
accord, arrangement, bargain, compact, pact, settlement
definition 4: knowledge or skill in a particular area.
She has a good understanding of math.
synonyms:
grasp, knowledge
antonyms:
ignorance
similar words:
acquaintance, adeptness, capability, command, grip, skill
definition 5: sympathy or tolerance toward other people.
Learning about other cultures and religions gives students greater understanding of others.
synonyms:
open-mindedness, tolerance
similar words:
compassion, sympathy
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: feeling or having sympathy.
I'm glad to have such an understanding friend.
synonyms:
sympathetic, tolerant
similar words:
accepting, considerate, kind, patient, thoughtful
derivation: understandingly (adv.)
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