comprehensively


adjective

  1. of large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive: a comprehensive study of world affairs.
  2. comprehending or thoroughly understanding with one’s mind; having an extensive mental range or grasp, as of a particular subject or many subjects.
  3. Insurance. covering or providing broad protection against loss.

noun

  1. Often comprehensives. Also called comprehensive examination. an examination of extensive coverage given to measure a student’s general progress, proficiency in his or her major field of study, or the like.
  2. the detailed layout of an advertisement, showing placement of photographs, illustrations, copy, etc., as for presentation to a client.Compare visual(def 7).

adjective

  1. of broad scope or content; including all or much
  2. (of a car insurance policy) providing protection against most risks, including third-party liability, fire, theft, and damage
  3. having the ability to understand
  4. of, relating to, or being a comprehensive school

noun

  1. short for comprehensive school
adj.

“containing much,” 1610s, from French comprehénsif, from Late Latin comprehensivus, from comprehens-, past participle stem of Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprehensively (mid-15c.); comprehensiveness.

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