n. The act of comprehending, including, or embracing; a comprising; inclusion.n. The quality or state of being comprehensive; comprehensiveness.n. That which comprehends or contains within itself; a summary; an epitome.n. Capacity of the mind to understand; power of the understanding to receive and contain ideas; ability to know.n. The act or fact of understanding; successful exercise of the knowing faculty; grasp of the significance or particulars of anything: as, to be quick of comprehension; the distinct comprehension of a term or of a subject.n. In rhetoric, a trope or figure by which the name of a whole is put for a part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number for an indefinite.n. In logic, the sum of all those attributes which make up the content of a given conception: thus, rational, sensible, moral, etc., form the comprehension of the conception man: opposed to extension, extent.n. Synonyms See list under apprehension.