Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Agreed on; assumed.
  • adjective Not expressed in writing; implied.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit and past participle of understand.
  • As a participial adjective: Comprehended; apprehended.
  • Implied; assumed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of understand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of things which have been comprehended.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of understand.
  • interjection Indicates comprehension on the part of the speaker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation
  • adjective implied by or inferred from actions or statements

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Examples

  • I found English audiences just as quick, just as appreciative and even more enthusiastic than our American audiences -- _if you talked about things they understood and in words they understood_.

    Continuous Vaudeville

  • "Community economic development is a term used quite often in Washington, but it is a term understood best by the dedicated community partners like Accion who commit to more opportunity for small business development," Doggett said in a prepared statement.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • The text seen by the Guardian talked of a "legal instrument applicable to all parties", a phrase understood to be acceptable to the US and the EU, though it is weaker than a "legally binding" commitment.

    Durban climate conference stalemate pushes talks into extra time

  • The text seen by the Guardian talked of a "legal instrument applicable to all parties", a phrase understood to be acceptable to the US and the EU, though it is weaker than a "legally binding" commitment.

    The Guardian World News

  • I really have to wonder if the person who wrote the title understood the irony in referring to an effort to stop undisclosed sponsored speech, as trying to kill _free_ speech.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • French politicians have defended their health system as an ideal synthesis of solidarity and liberalism (a term understood in much of Europe to mean market-based economic systems), lying between Britain's "nationalized" health service, where there is too much rationing, and the United States '"competitive" system, where too many people have no health insurance.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • French politicians have defended their health system as an ideal synthesis of solidarity and liberalism (a term understood in much of Europe to mean market-based economic systems), lying between Britain's "nationalized" health service, where there is too much rationing, and the United States '"competitive" system, where too many people have no health insurance.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • French politicians have defended their health system as an ideal synthesis of solidarity and liberalism (a term understood in much of Europe to mean market-based economic systems), lying between Britain's "nationalized" health service, where there is too much rationing, and the United States '"competitive" system, where too many people have no health insurance.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • French politicians have defended their health system as an ideal synthesis of solidarity and liberalism (a term understood in much of Europe to mean market-based economic systems), lying between Britain's "nationalized" health service, where there is too much rationing, and the United States '"competitive" system, where too many people have no health insurance.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • French politicians have defended their health system as an ideal synthesis of solidarity and liberalism (a term understood in much of Europe to mean market-based economic systems), lying between Britain's "nationalized" health service, where there is too much rationing, and the United States '"competitive" system, where too many people have no health insurance.

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