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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of comprehend.

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Examples

  • It is a matter of controversy whether the Tractatus reserves the term ˜name™ for semantically simple symbols referring to individuals (particulars), or whether the term comprehends semantically simple symbols of all types.

    Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism

  • But as I see no adequate reason for this exclusive sense of the term, I have reverted to its wider signification, authorized by our elder theologians and metaphysicians, according to whom the term comprehends all truths known to us without a medium.

    Biographia Literaria

  • This term comprehends all constructions erected for the celebration of liturgical acts, whatever be the name given to them: -- church, chapel, oratory, basilica, etc.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • This title comprehends those societies which maintain common ownership of the means of production and distribution, e.g., land, factories, and stores, and also those which further extend the practice of common ownership to consumable goods, e.g., houses and food.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • [31] This term comprehends various retributions made to persons whose offices are taken away, or who in any other way suffer by the new arrangements that are made.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 02 (of 12)

  • Next, an artificial brain comprehends the most recent headlines to decide what's important and how different news stories relate to one another.

    Internet News: Analysing News

  • The phrase comprehends under it these three things:

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • This love, in short, comprehends both the creature and creation.

    A Prince of Bohemia

  • In his brief address to the Reader Barlow writes: 'The Ingenious Mrs.A. Behn has been so obliging as to perform the English Poetry, which in short comprehends the Sense of the Fable and Moral; Whereof to say much were needless, since it may sufficiently recommend it self to all Persons of

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume I

  • Reader Barlow writes: ‘The Ingenious Mrs.A. Behn has been so obliging as to perform the English Poetry, which in short comprehends the Sense of the Fable and Moral; Whereof to say much were needless, since it may sufficiently recommend it self to all

    A Memoir of Mrs. Behn

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