Definitions of 'Comprehensive'

Definition of 'comprehensive'
From: WordNet
Including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education" [ant: incomprehensive, noncomprehensive]
Broad in scope; "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"
An intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in English literature" [syn: comprehensive examination, comprehensive, comp]
Definition of 'Comprehensive'
Comprehensive \Com`pre*hen"sive\, a. [Cf. F. compr['e]hensif.] 1. Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view. [1913 Webster] A very comprehensive definition. --Bentley. [1913 Webster] Large and comprehensive idea. --Channing. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the power to comprehend or understand many things. "His comprehensive head." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups. [1913 Webster] Note: The term is applied chiefly to early fossil groups which have a combination of structures that appear in more fully developed or specialized forms in later groups. Synthetic, as used by Agassiz, is nearly synonymous. Syn: Extensive; wide; large; full; compendious. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Comprehensive'

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comprehensible understandable Comprehensibleness comprehensibly comprehension comprehensive examination comprehensive school comprehensively comprehensiveness
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