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    understanding - Dictionary definition and meaning for word understanding

    Definition
    (noun) the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    Synonyms : apprehension , discernment , savvy
    Example Sentence
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
    Definition
    (noun) the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    Synonyms : agreement
    Example Sentence
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers
    Definition
    (noun) an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    Synonyms : sympathy
    Example Sentence
    • his sympathies were always with the underdog
    • I knew I could count on his understanding
    Definition
    (noun) the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    Synonyms : intellect , reason
    Example Sentence
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy
    Example Sentence
    • an understanding friend
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