Definition of Apprehension

1. Noun. Fearful expectation or anticipation. "The student looked around the examination room with apprehension"




2. Noun. The cognitive condition of someone who understands. "He has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

3. Noun. Painful expectation.
Exact synonyms: Misgiving
Generic synonyms: Expectation, Outlook, Prospect
Derivative terms: Apprehend, Misgive

4. Noun. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal). "The policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Catch, Collar, Pinch, Taking Into Custody
Generic synonyms: Capture, Gaining Control, Seizure
Derivative terms: Apprehend, Arrest, Catch, Collar

Definition of Apprehension

1. n. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension.

Definition of Apprehension

1. Noun. (rare) The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest. ¹

3. Noun. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception. ¹

4. Noun. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea. ¹

5. Noun. The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding. ¹

6. Noun. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apprehension

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apprehension

appreciativeness
appreciator
appreciatorily
appreciators
appreciatory
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apprehender
apprehenders
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apprehends
apprehensibility
apprehensible
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apprehension (current term)
apprehensions
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apprentice
apprentice(a)
apprenticeage
apprenticed
apprenticehood
apprenticehoods
apprenticelike
apprentices
apprenticeship
apprenticeships

Literary usage of Apprehension

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1. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1899)
"phenomenon which contains the condition of this necessary rule of apprehension is the object. Let us now proceed to our task. ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"AN ACT for giving effect to certain treaty stipulations between this and foreign governments, for the apprehension and delivering up of certain offenders. ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1911)
"But next and chiefly it prepares the mind to gain a clearer apprehension of the other sciences; and we doubtless know that in respect of such apprehension ..."

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