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com·pre·hen·sive

 (kŏm′prĭ-hĕn′sĭv)
adj.
1. So large in scope or content as to include much: a comprehensive history of the revolution.
2. Marked by or showing extensive understanding: comprehensive knowledge.
n. often comprehensives
An examination or series of examinations covering the entire field of major study, given to a student in the final year of undergraduate or graduate study.

[Late Latin comprehēnsīvus, conceivable, from Latin comprehēnsus, past participle of comprehendere, to comprehend; see comprehend.]

com′pre·hen′sive·ly adv.
com′pre·hen′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comprehensiveness - completeness over a broad scope
completeness - the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
2.comprehensiveness - the capacity to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"; "a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
capaciousness, roominess - intellectual breadth; "the very capaciousness of the idea meant that agreement on fundamentals was unnecessary"; "his unselfishness gave him great intellectual roominess"
Translations
شُمولِيَّه
chápavostobsáhlost
storstilethed
átfogó: vmnek átfogó jellege
òaî aî vera yfirgripsmikill
obsiahlosť
kapsamlılık

comprehensiveness

nAusführlichkeit f; the comprehensiveness of his reportsein umfassender Bericht

comprehend

(kompriˈhend) verb
1. to understand.
2. to include.
ˌcompreˈhensible adjective
capable of being understood.
ˌcompreˈhension (-ʃən) noun
the act or power of understanding. After reading the passage the teacher asked questions to test the children's comprehension.
ˈcompreˈhensive (-siv) adjective
including many things. The school curriculum is very comprehensive.
ˌcompreˈhensively adverb
ˌcompreˈhensiveness noun
comprehensive school
one that provides education for children of all abilities.
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The inference is, that the authority of the Union, and the affections of the citizens towards it, will be strengthened, rather than weakened, by its extension to what are called matters of internal concern; and will have less occasion to recur to force, in proportion to the familiarity and comprehensiveness of its agency.
But in the cautious comprehensiveness and unloitering vigilance with which Ahab threw his brooding soul into this unfaltering hunt, he would not permit himself to rest all his hopes upon the one crowning fact above mentioned, however flattering it might be to those hopes; nor in the sleeplessness of his vow could he so tranquillize his unquiet heart as to postpone all intervening quest.
They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.
One exception there was, however, in a very antique elbow-chair, with a high back, carved elaborately in oak, and a roomy depth within its arms, that made up, by its spacious comprehensiveness, for the lack of any of those artistic curves which abound in a modern chair.
By and by one of these rises painfully, and "stretches"--stretches fists and body heavenward till she raises her heels from the floor, at the same time refreshing herself with a yawn of such comprehensiveness that the bulk of her face disappears behind her upper lip and one is able to see how she is constructed inside--then she slowly closes her cavern, brings down her fists and her heels, comes languidly forward, contemplates you contemptuously, draws you a glass of hot water and sets it down where you can get it by reaching for it.
Black Sam, as he was commonly called, from his being about three shades blacker than any other son of ebony on the place, was revolving the matter profoundly in all its phases and bearings, with a comprehensiveness of vision and a strict lookout to his own personal well-being, that would have done credit to any white patriot in Washington.
Cadwallader inquire into the comprehensiveness of her own beautiful views, and be quite sure that they afford accommodation for all the lives which have the honor to coexist with hers.
But their comprehensiveness of view, sureness of ideas and phrasing, suggestiveness, and apt illustrations reveal the pregnancy and practical force of Bacon's thought (though, on the other hand, he is not altogether free from the superstitions of his time and after the lapse of three hundred years sometimes seems commonplace).
It is difficult for us to understand the extent, the completeness, the comprehensiveness of his inexperience, for us who didn't go to sea out of a small private school at the age of fourteen years and nine months.
The essential attributes are first contact access, access and use of HS whenever necessary; longitudinality, understood as a professional-subject-of-care temporal relationship, leading to the establishment of a strong mutual trust; coordination, understood as the integration of all the care that the user receives and needs with the other HS; comprehensiveness, represented by actions of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation appropriate to the PHC context, recognizing the biopsychosocial character of the health-disease-illness process (6).
The Therma South EIA was cited for "exceeding procedural and substantive standards of the Philippine EIS system," while displaying the highest technical standards through "sound scientific approach and coherence, excellent technical comprehensiveness and impressive communication of the EIA results.
A profusely illustrated with more than 1500 full-color photographs, step-by-step 'how to' guide for taking great photographs and then digitally enhancing them using Photoshop, "Digital Photograph" by Michael Wright is very highly recommended both for its comprehensiveness and for being so 'user friendly' in its organization and presentation.

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