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 (ĭn′kŏm-prĭ-hĕn′sĭv, ĭn-kŏm′-)
Limited in scope; not all-inclusive.

in′com·pre·hen′sive·ly adv.
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(ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnsɪv; ɪnˌkɒm-)
not comprehensive; limited in range or scope
ˌincompreˈhensively adv
ˌincompreˈhensiveness n
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Adj.1.incomprehensive - not comprehensive
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