Definition of comprehensible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒmprɪˈhensəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːmprɪˈhensəbl//
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comprehensible (to somebody) (formal) that can be understood by somebody easily/readily comprehensible to the average reader opposite incomprehensible Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French compréhensible or Latin comprehensibilis, from comprehens- ‘seized, comprised’, from the verb comprehendere, from com- ‘together’ + prehendere ‘grasp’.Extra examples His French was barely comprehensible. The instructions should be easily comprehensible to parents. The system is perfectly comprehensible to most people. We changed the wording of the text to make it more comprehensible. The novel is easily comprehensible to the average reader. The public needs information in a comprehensible form. We need to make the process of buying and selling homes more comprehensible.
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