comprehension comprehension  /ˌkɑm pri ˈhɛn ʃən/


  1. (n) an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
  2. (n) the relation of comprising something


  1. Great Books For Middle School Students

    The Georgia Department of Education has an online tool to help parents get their children to read more. You can go to the Department of Ed website and click “Find A Book”. It offers suggestions based on your child’s reading comprehension and interests. GPB's Book Camp has suggestions for great...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  2. Reading program helps Louisville homeless children keep pace

    This summer, instead of hanging out poolside or playing outside all day, about 100 Jefferson County Public Schools students will be working on reading comprehension as part of the district's Summer Reading Institute.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  3. Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

    It is beyond comprehension how this community can tolerate such bigotry as displayed by Mecklenburg County commissioner Kim Ratliff.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer


  1. "It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way," he said. "This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension, and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jesse James Source: Washington Post

  2. "Beyond comprehension ...... further erosion of our nation's political discourse," said former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., in a written statement.
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Bob Dole Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's beyond comprehension. The 200 IM world record has stood for a long, long time," Rice said. "I actually didn't know who held the world record."
    on Mar 25, 2006 By: Stephanie Rice Source: 940 News

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