from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Readily comprehended or understood; intelligible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. able to be comprehended
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being comprehended, included, or comprised.
- adj. Capable of being understood; intelligible; conceivable by the mind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being comprehended or included; possible to be comprised.
- Capable of being understood; conceivable by the mind; intelligible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being comprehended or understood
He was not the first to publish a detailed survey of architecture, but his treatise was written in comprehensible language, relatively unencumbered by philosophical verbiage and richly detailed with how-to instruction.
Of course, it needs to remain comprehensible to readers in 2010, which hobbles me considerably.
This phenomenon is easily comprehensible from a physiological standpoint, but to the man who makes the discovery for the first time, it is a most wonderful thing.
How she betrays a political secret; how cruel, yet how comprehensible, is Dacier's conduct, the reader will learn in chapters full of charm.
That is the keynote of the Crébillon novel: it is the handbook, with illustrative examples, of the business, employment, or vocation of flirting, in the most extensive and intensive meanings of that term comprehensible to the eighteenth century.
To make such a bizarre term comprehensible, think of "White Nationality" as opposed to South African.
I can't regard it as entirely successful because a) I didn't get it all myself (and given what I have learned since then would do differently now) and b) the medievals had to remain comprehensible to the readers, and the readership would have had too many default assumptions to overturn.
Knowable phenomena (shes-bya), also called comprehensible objects (gzhal-bya), are cognitive objects that can be known by valid cognition (tshad-ma).
The fight scenes are inventive and comprehensible, which is, sadly, all too uncommon these days.
She also was finding and exploring, especially through her electro psychic powers, vibrations which seemed likely to be classified as comprehensible frequencies.