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comprehensiveness

Definitions

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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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Examples

  • Our benefits were astonishing in comprehensiveness and quality of care.

    Excerpt: Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

  • 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.

    Pink Collars For Anglicans

  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867

  • 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).

    The Little Professor:

  • 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.

    Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel $c translated and annotated by Emilie Michaelis ... and H. Keatley Moore.

  • As a guide to action, though, the 'comprehensiveness' ideal suggests trying to be all things to all people.

    Confessions of a Community College Dean

  • Like Big Bang cosmology or Neo-Darwinism, the theory of intelligent design in biology is not religious because it lacks "comprehensiveness" and is

    Evolution News & Views

  • 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.

    PC World

  • 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.

    Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel

  • But the G1 lacked the slick comprehensiveness of an Apple product.

    In the Plex

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