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comprehension

com·pre·hen·sion

comprehension

 
pronunciation:
kam pr hen shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act, process, or result of comprehending; understanding.
His comprehension of mathematics is good.I read the paragraph several times, but had no comprehension of what it was about.
synonyms:
knowing
similar words:
apprehension, grasp, grip, insight, intellect, knowledge, perception, realization, wisdom
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  knowledge, learn, mind