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Definition of understanding adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    understanding

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌʌndərˈstændɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1showing sympathy for other people's problems and being willing to forgive them when they do something wrong synonym sympathetic
  2. 2 She has very understanding parents.
  3. understandingly
     
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    adverb
  5. Word Familyunderstand verb (misunderstand)understandable adjectivemisunderstood adjectiveunderstanding adjective noun (misunderstanding)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: understanding