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- n. The state of being comprehensive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being comprehensive; extensiveness of scope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being comprehensive.
- n. The quality of comprehending or embracing a great many particulars; extensiveness of scope or range.
- n. The power of understanding, comprehending, or taking in; especially, greatness of intellectual range; capaciousness of mind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
- n. completeness over a broad scope
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Our benefits were astonishing in comprehensiveness and quality of care.
The Church of England has always taken pride in its "comprehensiveness" - a British tolerance for theological diversity dating to Queen Elizabeth I, who combined element of Catholicism and Protestant ism to form a "bridge" between the two traditions.
But the marvel of his comprehensiveness is his mode of dealing with the vulgar, the vicious, and the low, -- with persons who are commonly spurned as dolts and knaves.
By the same token, while epic always retained certain essential elements (like scope), new topics meant new challenges to the boundary of the genre; apocalyptic epics, as Tucker points out, certainly brought new meaning to the term "comprehensiveness" (249).
In the methods laid down by them for teaching boys, for the thorough education of boys as part of one great human family, -- that is, for their higher instruction, -- I failed to find that comprehensiveness which is alone sufficient to satisfy the human being.
As a guide to action, though, the 'comprehensiveness' ideal suggests trying to be all things to all people.
Like Big Bang cosmology or Neo-Darwinism, the theory of intelligent design in biology is not religious because it lacks "comprehensiveness" and is
When asked if Google is interested in striking a deal like this with Facebook, Mayer said, "We're interested in comprehensiveness, which is a fundamental element of search.
In the methods laid down by them for teaching boys, for the thorough education of boys as part of one great human family, ” that is, for their higher instruction, ” I failed to find that comprehensiveness which is alone sufficient to satisfy the human being.
But the G1 lacked the slick comprehensiveness of an Apple product.
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