Definition of comprehension noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    comprehension

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌkɑmprɪˈhɛnʃn//
     
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  1. 1the ability to understand speech and comprehension His behavior was completely beyond comprehension (= impossible to understand). She had no comprehension of what was involved.
  2. 2 an exercise that trains students to understand a language listening comprehension reading comprehension
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: comprehension