understanding

  • 1Understanding — Un der*stand ing, n. 1. The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation. [1913 Webster] 2. An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2understanding — I (agreement) noun accord, accordance, alliance, arrangement, common view, compact, compliance, concord, concordance, congruence, consentaneity, contract, cooperation, covenant, harmony, like mindedness, meeting of minds, mutual pledge, pact,… …

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  • 3understanding — [adj] accepting, tolerant compassionate, considerate, discerning, empathetic, forbearing, forgiving, generous, kind, kindly, patient, perceptive, responsive, sensitive, sympathetic; concepts 401,542 Ant. intolerant, unaccepting understanding [n1] …

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  • 4Understanding — Un der*stand ing ([u^]n d[ e]r*st[a^]nd [i^]ng), a. Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5understanding — UK US /ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ/ noun [C] ► an informal agreement: »Taiwan and Hong Kong reached an understanding for a five year commercial air agreement. → See Note AGREEMENT(Cf. ↑agreement) …

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  • 6understanding — [un΄dərstan′diŋ] n. 1. the mental quality, act, or state of a person who understands; comprehension, knowledge, discernment, sympathetic awareness, etc. 2. the power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense 3. a specific… …

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  • 7understanding — (n.) O.E. understandincge comprehension, from UNDERSTAND (Cf. understand) (q.v.). Meaning mutual agreement is attested from 1803 …

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  • 8understanding — 1 *reason, intuition Analogous words: comprehension, apprehension (see under APPREHEND): *discernment, discrimination, insight, penetration 2 *agreement, accord …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9understanding — ► NOUN 1) the ability to understand something. 2) the power of abstract thought; intellect. 3) an individual s perception or judgement of a situation. 4) sympathetic awareness or tolerance. 5) an informal or unspoken agreement or arrangement. ►… …

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  • 10understanding — noun 1 knowledge of a subject, of how sth works, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, comprehensive, full ▪ He showed a full understanding of the sequence of events. ▪ growing ▪ accurate …

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  • 11understanding — I adj. understanding about, of II n. agreement 1) to arrive at, come to, reach an understanding 2) a clear; secret; tacit; verbal; written understanding 3) an understanding about; with (we reached a tacit understanding with them about the matter) …

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  • 12understanding — un|der|stand|ing1 W3 [ˌʌndəˈstændıŋ US ər ] n 1.) [singular, U] knowledge about something, based on learning or experience understanding of ▪ How does this add to our understanding of the problem? ▪ If you know the neighbourhood, you have an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13Understanding — [ Robert Reid, Understanding (1896). Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] Understanding (also called intellection) is a psychological process related to an abstract or physical object, such as, person, situation, or message whereby one is …

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  • 14understanding — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)stæ̱ndɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ understandings 1) N VAR: N of n If you have an understanding of something, you know how it works or know what it means. They have to have a basic understanding of computers in order to use the advanced technology.… …

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  • 15understanding — un|der|stand|ing1 [ ,ʌndər stændıŋ ] noun *** ▸ 1 knowledge ▸ 2 sympathy ▸ 3 informal agreement ▸ 4 way you understand something ▸ 5 ability to understand 1. ) singular or uncount knowledge about a particular subject, process, or situation:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16understanding — I UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈstændɪŋ] / US [ˌʌndərˈstændɪŋ] noun Word forms understanding : singular understanding plural understandings *** 1) [singular/uncountable] knowledge about a particular subject, process, or situation understanding of: The course will …

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