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1. The act of grasping or seizing.
a. Apprehension by the senses.
[Latin prehēnsiō, prehēnsiōn-, from prehēnsus, past participle of prehendere, to seize; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. the act of grasping
2. apprehension by the senses or the mind
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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)]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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