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Understanding meaning

understanding - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Understand
  2. 2. Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.
  3. 3. The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.
  4. 4. An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.
  5. 5. The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends.
  6. 6. Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason.
  7. 7. Act of knowing; comprehension; faculty of comprehending; judgment.

understanding - examples of usage

  1. " But you don't know how good he is- what he's done for me-" Ralph made a sound of understanding. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " I'm not understanding it, but I know it's all right. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. We must come to an understanding." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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