Pronunciation: (kom"pri-hen'shun), [key]
1. the act or process of comprehending.
2. the state of being comprehended.
3. perception or understanding: His comprehension of physics is amazing for a young student.
4. capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas; ability to know.
5. Logic.the connotation of a term.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.