understanding

understanding

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʌndəˈstandɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌʌndəɹˈstændɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ændɪŋ

Noun

understanding (countable and uncountable, plural understandings) (with of, but with for in sense of "sympathy")

  1. (uncountable) Mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.
  2. (countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
  3. (countable) Opinion, judgement or outlook.
  4. (countable) An informal contract; mutual agreement.
  5. (countable) A reconciliation of differences.
  6. (uncountable) Sympathy.

Derived terms

  • peace that passeth understanding

Translations

See also

  • intellection

Adjective

understanding (comparative more understanding, superlative most understanding)

  1. Showing compassion.
  2. (dated) Knowing; skilful.

Translations

Verb

understanding

  1. present participle of understand

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