- capable of being comprehended or understood; intelligible.
- capable of being comprehended
adj.late 14c., from un- (1) “not” + comprehensible. The usual word is incomprehensible. adj.1520s, “able to be contained,” from Latin comprehensibilis, from comprehensus, past participle of comphrehendere (see comprehend). Meaning “able to be understood” is from c.1600. Related: Comprehensibly; comprehensibility.