from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. So large in scope or content as to include much: a comprehensive history of the revolution.
- adj. Marked by or showing extensive understanding: comprehensive knowledge.
- n. An examination or series of examinations covering the entire field of major study, given in the final undergraduate or graduate year of college. Often used in the plural.
- n. A preliminary layout showing all the elements planned for an advertisement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Broadly or completely covering; including a large proportion of something.
- n. A comprehensive school.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.
- adj. Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.
- adj. Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Comprehending, including, or embracing much in a comparatively small compass; containing much within narrow limits.
- More specifically Having the quality of comprehending or including a great number of particulars or a wide extent, as of space or time; of large scope; capacious.
- Having the power to comprehend or understand.
- Synonyms and Broad, extensive, large, capacious.
- In logic, intensive; relating to logical comprehension.
- In biology, of a general or synthetic type of structure. See synthetic. 3.
- n. An establishment in which cotton-bales are compressed for transportation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
- adj. broad in scope
- adj. including all or everything
Late Latin comprehēnsīvus, conceivable, from Latin comprehēnsus, past participle of comprehendere, to comprehend; see comprehend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin comprehensivus. (Wiktionary)