Definition of Comprehensive

1. Noun. An intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge. "She took her comps in English literature"

Exact synonyms: Comp, Comprehensive Examination
Generic synonyms: Exam, Examination, Test



2. Adjective. Including all or everything. "A comprehensive education"

3. Adjective. Broad in scope. "A comprehensive survey of world affairs"
Similar to: Inclusive
Derivative terms: Comprehend, Comprehensiveness

Definition of Comprehensive

1. a. Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.

Definition of Comprehensive

1. Adjective. Broadly or completely covering; including a large proportion of something. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A comprehensive school. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Comprehensive

1. [adj]

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comprehensive (current term)
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Literary usage of Comprehensive

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The Survey is comprehensive in its scope. The fields of investigation named in the original act are geology, botany, zoology and meteorology. ..."

2. Bulletin by Montana Historical Society, Henry E. Legler Regional Branch, Library, Chicago Public Library, Chicago West Side Historical Society (1920)
"I suppose the only reason the writer is asked to discuss this topic is because he is connected with a comprehensive high school which is incorporating ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The President replied, "Hospitalize them in our comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, and report back to me in 6 months the outcome of the treatment. ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1895)
"The most comprehensive of the Christmas issues of advertising mediums, for publishers and booksellers, having no special interests to represent, ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"... of agriculture in India, but a searching criticism of the policy pursued by England, and a comprehensive view of what that policy ought to be. ..."

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