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comprehensibility | comprehensible | comprehensibleness | comprehensibly | comprehension | comprehensive | comprehensive examination | comprehensive school | comprehensively | comprehensiveness | comprehensor

comprehensive

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CIDE DICTIONARY

comprehensivea. [Cf. F. compréhensif.].
  •  Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.  [1913 Webster]
    "A very comprehensive definition."  [1913 Webster]
    "Large and comprehensive idea."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups.  [1913 Webster]
    " The term is applied chiefly to early fossil groups which have a combination of structures that appear in more fully developed or specialized forms in later groups. Synthetic, as used by Agassiz, is nearly synonymous."
Syn. -- Extensive; wide; large; full; compendious.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

comprehensive, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 complete; including all or nearly all elements, aspects, etc. (a comprehensive grasp of the subject).
2 of or relating to understanding (the comprehensive faculty).
3 (of motor-vehicle insurance) providing complete protection.
--n. (in full comprehensive school) Brit. a secondary school catering for children of all abilities from a given area.

Derivative
comprehensively adv. comprehensiveness n.
Etymology
F compr{eacute}hensif -ive or LL comprehensivus (as COMPREHENSIBLE)

THESAURUS

comprehensive

absolute, across-the-board, aggregate, all, all-comprehensive, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, all-out, all-pervading, ample, blanket, born, broad, broad-based, capacious, clean, clear, coincident, compact, compendious, complete, concurrent, congenital, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct, consequential, considerable, consummate, copious, corporate, deep, deep-dyed, downright, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, encompassing, encyclopedic, entire, exhaustive, expansive, extensive, full, generous, global, grand, grave, great, gross, heavy, holistic, inclusive, integral, integrated, intense, intensive, irresistible, joined, joint, main, maximum, mighty, omnibus, omnipresent, one, one and indivisible, out-and-out, outright, over-all, overall, panoramic, perfect, pervasive, plain, plenary, plumb, powerful, pure, radical, regular, serious, sheer, spacious, straight, strong, sweeping, synoptic, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, total, ubiquitous, unconditional, universal, unmitigated, unqualified, unreserved, unrestricted, utter, veritable, voluminous, whole, wholesale, wide, without exception, without omission

ROGET THESAURUS

comprehensive

Whole

N whole, totality, integrity, totalness, entirety, ensemble, collectiveness, unity, completeness, indivisibility, indiscerptibility, integration, embodiment, integer, all, the whole, total, aggregate, one and all, gross amount, sum, sum total, tout ensemble, length and breadth of, Alpha and Omega, be all and end all, complex, complexus, lock stock and barrel, bulk, mass, lump, tissue, staple, body, compages, trunk, torso, bole, hull, hulk, skeleton greater part, major part, best part, principal part, main part, essential part, lion's share, Benjamin's mess, the long and the short, nearly, all, almost all, whole, total, integral, entire, complete, one, individual, unbroken, intact, uncut, undivided, unsevered, unclipped, uncropped, unshorn, seamless, undiminished, undemolished, undissolved, undestroyed, unbruised, indivisible, indissoluble, indissolvable, indiscerptible, wholesale, sweeping, comprehensive, wholly, altogether, totally, entirely, all, all in all, as a whole, wholesale, in a body, collectively, all put together, in the aggregate, in the lump, in the mass, in the gross, in the main, in the long run, en masse, as a body, on the whole, bodily, en bloc, in extenso, throughout, every inch, substantially, tout bien ou rien.

Generality

N generality, generalization, universality, catholicity, catholicism, miscellany, miscellaneousness, dragnet, common run, worldwideness, everyone, everybody, all hands, all the world and his wife, anybody, N or M, all sorts, prevalence, run, general, generic, collective, broad, comprehensive, sweeping, encyclopedical, widespread, universal, catholic, catholical, common, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical, transcendental, prevalent, prevailing, rife, epidemic, besetting, all over, covered with, Pan-American, Anglican, Pan-Hellenic, Pan-Germanic, slavic, panharmonic, every, all, unspecified, impersonal, customary, whatever, whatsoever, to a man, one and all, generally, always, for better for worse, in general, generally speaking, speaking generally, for the most part, in the long run.

Size

N size, magnitude, dimension, bulk, volume, largeness, greatness, expanse, amplitude, mass, proportions, capacity, tonnage, tunnage, cordage, caliber, scantling, turgidity, corpulence, obesity, plumpness, embonpoint, corporation, flesh and blood, lustihood, hugeness, enormity, immensity, monstrosity, giant, Brobdingnagian, Antaeus, Goliath, Gog and Magog, Gargantua, monster, mammoth, Cyclops, cachalot, whale, porpoise, behemoth, leviathan, elephant, hippopotamus, colossus, tun, cord, lump, bulk, block, loaf, mass, swad, clod, nugget, bushel, thumper, whooper, spanker, strapper, Triton among the minnows, mountain, mound, heap, largest portion, full size, life size, large, big, great, considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy, capacious, comprehensive, spacious, mighty, towering, fine, magnificent, corpulent, stout, fat, obese, plump, squab, full, lusty, strapping, bouncing, portly, burly, well-fed, full-grown, corn fed, gram fed, stalwart, brawny, fleshy, goodly, in good case, in good condition, in condition, chopping, jolly, chub faced, chubby faced, lubberly, hulky, unwieldy, lumpish, gaunt, spanking, whacking, whopping, walloping, thumping, thundering, hulking, overgrown, puffy, huge, immense, enormous, mighty, vast, vasty, amplitudinous, stupendous, monster, monstrous, humongous, monumental, elephantine, jumbo, mammoth, gigantic, gigantean, giant, giant like, titanic, prodigious, colossal, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, Herculean, Gargantuan, infinite, large as life, plump as a dumpling, plump as a partridge, fat as a pig, fat as a quail, fat as butter, fat as brawn, fat as bacon, immeasurable, unfathomable, unplumbed, inconceivable, unimaginable, unheard-of, of cosmic proportions, of epic proportions, the mother of all, teh granddaddy of all.


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