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pre·hen·sion

 (prē-hĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act of grasping or seizing.
2.
a. Apprehension by the senses.
b. Understanding.

[Latin prehēnsiō, prehēnsiōn-, from prehēnsus, past participle of prehendere, to seize; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

prehension

(prɪˈhɛnʃən)
n
1. the act of grasping
2. apprehension by the senses or the mind

pre•hen•sion

(prɪˈhɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of seizing or grasping.
2. mental apprehension.
[1525–35; < Latin pre(hē)nsiō making an arrest =prehend(ere) to seize (pre-, appar. for prae- pre- + -hendere to grasp)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prehension - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)prehension - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"