comprehensible

  • 1 compréhensible — [ kɔ̃preɑ̃sibl ] adj. • 1375; lat. comprehensibilis, de comprehendere 1 ♦ Qui peut être compris. ⇒ accessible, clair, intelligible, simple. Message compréhensible. Un texte compréhensible par les enfants. Expliquer d une manière compréhensible. 2 …

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  • 2 compréhensible — COMPRÉHENSIBLE. adj. des 2 g. Concevable, intelligible, qui peut être compris, conçu, entendu. Il ne s emploie guère qu avec la négative. Cela n est pas compréhensible. Un raisonnement qui n est pas compréhensible. Il n est pas compréhensible… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 3 Comprehensible — Com pre*hen si*ble, a. [L. comprehensibilis: cf. F. compre[ e]hensible.] 1. Capable of being comprehended, included, or comprised. [1913 Webster] Lest this part of knowledge should seem to any not comprehensible by axiom, we will set down some… …

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  • 4 comprehensible — (ant.) adj. Comprensible. * * * comprehensible. (Del lat. comprehensibĭlis). adj. desus. comprensible …

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  • 5 comprehensible — Comprehensible. adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre compris, n a guere d usage que par la negative. Cela n est pas comprehensible …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 comprehensible — I adjective apprehensible, articulate, ascertainable, clear, clear cut, cognizable, cognoscible, comprehendable, conceivable, decipherable, defined, disclosed, easily understood, easy to understand, evident, exoteric, explicable, explicit,… …

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  • 7 comprehensible — 1520s, able to be contained, from L. comprehensibilis, from comprehensus, pp. of comphrehendere (see COMPREHEND (Cf. comprehend)). Meaning able to be understood is from c.1600. Related: Comprehensibly; comprehensibility …

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  • 8 comprehensible — [adj] understandable apprehensible, clear, coherent, comprehendible, conceivable, explicit, fathomable, graspable, intelligible, knowable, lucid, luminous, plain; concepts 402,529 Ant. exclusive, incomplete, nonunderstandable, unintelligible …

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  • 9 comprehensible — (Del lat. comprehensibĭlis). adj. desus. comprensible …

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  • 10 comprehensible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be understood; intelligible. DERIVATIVES comprehensibility noun …

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  • 11 comprehensible — [käm΄prəhen′sə bəl] adj. [L comprehensibilis] that can be comprehended; intelligible comprehensibility n. comprehensibly adv …

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  • 12 comprehensible — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ We changed the wording of the text to make it more comprehensible. ADVERB ▪ e …

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  • 13 COMPREHENSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Concevable, intelligible, qui peut être compris, conçu, entendu. Cela n est pas compréhensible. Un raisonnement qui n est pas compréhensible. Voilà qui est compréhensible …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 COMPRÉHENSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut se comprendre facilement. Cela n’est pas compréhensible. Un raisonnement qui n’est pas compréhensible. Voilà qui est compréhensible …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 comprehensible — com|pre|hen|si|ble [ˌkɔmprıˈhensıbəl US ˌka:m ] adj easy to understand = ↑understandable ≠ ↑incomprehensible ▪ Her speech was slurred and barely comprehensible. comprehensible to ▪ The procedure must be clear and comprehensible to all staff.… …

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  • 16 comprehensible — adj. comprehensible to * * * [ˌkɒmprɪ hensəb(ə)l] comprehensible to …

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  • 17 comprehensible — com|pre|hen|si|ble [ ,kamprə hensəbl ] adjective able to be understood: a clear comprehensible document This type of computer jargon is barely comprehensible to most people …

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  • 18 comprehensible — [[t]kɒ̱mprɪhe̱nsɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is comprehensible can be understood. [FORMAL] He spoke abruptly, in barely comprehensible Arabic. Ant: incomprehensible …

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  • 19 comprehensible — adjective easy to understand: The book offers an easily comprehensible explanation of the subject. (+ to): Such detailed analyses are not comprehensible to the average person. opposite incomprehensible comprehensibly adverb comprehensibility noun …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 comprehensible — UK [ˌkɒmprɪˈhensəb(ə)l] / US [ˌkɑmprəˈhensəb(ə)l] adjective able to be understood a clear comprehensible document This type of computer jargon is barely comprehensible to most people …

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