from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. So large in scope or content as to include much: a comprehensive history of the revolution.
- adj. Marked by or showing extensive understanding: comprehensive knowledge.
- n. An examination or series of examinations covering the entire field of major study, given in the final undergraduate or graduate year of college. Often used in the plural.
- n. A preliminary layout showing all the elements planned for an advertisement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Broadly or completely covering; including a large proportion of something.
- n. A comprehensive school.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.
- adj. Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.
- adj. Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Comprehending, including, or embracing much in a comparatively small compass; containing much within narrow limits.
- More specifically Having the quality of comprehending or including a great number of particulars or a wide extent, as of space or time; of large scope; capacious.
- Having the power to comprehend or understand.
- Synonyms and Broad, extensive, large, capacious.
- In logic, intensive; relating to logical comprehension.
- In biology, of a general or synthetic type of structure. See synthetic. 3.
- n. An establishment in which cotton-bales are compressed for transportation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
- adj. broad in scope
- adj. including all or everything
The Bush administration tended not to use "comprehensive," a code word for peace between Israel and all its remaining Arab adversaries: the Palestinians, Syria and Lebanon.
First, we dropped the word comprehensive from the title of the bill.
He uses the term comprehensive immigration reform a lot more often.
As a price for this deal — which will likely require Berlin committing to lend more money to weak euro-zone states if needed — Germany wants what it calls a comprehensive agreement aimed at improving the competitiveness of euro-zone countries' economies.
Besides summit diplomacy, he says China will pursue country-specific, region-specific and area-specific diplomacy in what he described as a "comprehensive" and "coordinated way".
They say APEC will move toward a more concrete vision of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, including what they call comprehensive, high quality liberalization to address "next generation" trade and investment issues.
Mr. Skubel has since completed what he describes as a comprehensive two-week training program and is now setting up his franchise in his hometown of Tallahassee, Fla.
President Obama announcing what he calls a comprehensive new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, including thousands of additional troops.
He also in March announced what he called a comprehensive new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, marking the conclusion of a careful policy review.
There was yet another sweeping plan of action today from President Obama, this one involving what he calls a comprehensive strategy for countering Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.