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ap•pre•hen•sion



Pronunciation: (ap"ri-hen'shun), [key]
n.
1. anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil.
2. the faculty or act of apprehending, esp. intuitive understanding; perception on a direct and immediate level.
3. acceptance of or receptivity to information without passing judgment on its validity, often without complete comprehension.
4. a view, opinion, or idea on any subject.
5. the act of arresting; seizure.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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