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comprehensive

com·pre·hen·sive

comprehensive

 
 
pronunciation:
kam pr hen sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: wide or all-inclusive in range or scope.
The team carried out a comprehensive study of the diet and nutrition of children in the whole region.Your medical insurance is quite comprehensive; it seems to cover everything.
 
synonyms:
global, inclusive, sweeping, wide
antonyms:
exclusive, limited, superficial
similar words:
blanket, broad, catholic, complete, exhaustive, extensive, full, grand, long, spacious, thorough, umbrella, universal
definition 2: of an examination, covering an entire field or a whole academic year of study.
She has to pass a comprehensive exam as part of her doctoral program.
similar words:
final
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (often pl.) an examination covering an entire field or a whole academic year of study.
He's studying hard for his comprehensives.
synonyms:
comp, final
derivations: comprehensively (adv.), comprehensiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word comprehensive contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp