• Comprehensive
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv comprehensively in an all-inclusive manner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Comprehensively In a comprehensive manner; with great extent of scope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • comprehensively In a comprehensive manner.
    • comprehensively So as to contain much in small compass; concisely.
    • comprehensively With great scope; so as to include a wide extent or many particulars.
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  • Albert Schweitzer
    “As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.”
  • Ivan Turgenev
    Ivan Turgenev
    “However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.”
  • John Adams
    “Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.”
  • An Wang
    An Wang
    “No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution.”
  • Louis D. Brandeis
    Louis D. Brandeis
    “The right to be alone -- the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.”


In literature:

With feeling and comprehension if that be possible.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
It is not profitable, nor is it necessary for the comprehension of the poems, to decide to whom or at what period each one was written.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
This Western breed of girl was still beyond his comprehension.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
A comprehensive warden system has been provided.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Lastly, note the equally comprehensive motive and ground of this all-inclusive directory for conduct.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
The disciples did not at first realise this comprehensiveness of the new faith.
"Exposition of the Apostles Creed" by James Dodds
It was quite comprehensible to him how well equipped she was to take care of herself on such an adventure.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
He approached his task with a broad and comprehensive vision, and a loving and inquiring soul.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume I. No. VI. June, 1884" by Various
He was not beyond comprehension or even sympathy.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
This pass-key is a comprehension of the nature of poetry.
"Literary Taste: How to Form It" by Arnold Bennett

In poetry:

Contrast with JAMES'S greedy haste
And comprehensive hand,
The nice discriminating taste
"The Two Ogres" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The queerest languages known to man,
Sanscrit, Hebrew, Hindoostan,
Are all translated and made as free
And comprehensive as A B C.
"The Ah Goo Tongue" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Like the moon her kindness is,
If kindness I may call
What has no comprehension in't,
But is the same for all
As though my sorrow were a scene
Upon a painted wall.
"A Man Young And Old: II. Human Dignity" by William Butler Yeats
When from the summit of some sudden steep
Of speculation you have strength to turn
To things too boundless for the broken sweep
Of finer comprehension, wait and learn
"Faith in God" by Henry Kendall
And think also how funny knowledge is:
You may succeed in learning many trees
And calling off their names as you go by,
But their comprehensive silence stays the same.
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov
Pure was his soul, expanding ev'ry hour,
On life's frail stem it bloom'd a fragrant flow'r.
Learning adorn'd and science had refined,
Ere time matur'd, his comprehensive mind.
"Lines" by Elizabeth Bath

In news:

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) published in the Federal Register a comprehensive rule for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy ( BSE ) on March 16, 2012.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that the agency will publish in the Federal Register a comprehensive rule for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy ( BSE ).
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The potential deal with Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care Group, which employs about 40 cardiologists , would follow two other acquisitions by Aurora this year.
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In science:

Quasi-ordinary singularities play also an important role in the comprehension of the different notions of equisingularity, in particular with respect to Zariski equisingularity and equiresolution (see [L4]).
Quasi Ordinary Singularities, Essential Divisors and Poincare Series
The comprehension of the phenomena however was not completely satisfactory and unified, for instance it is not clear why in certain cases part of the topological information is missed in the combinatorial analysis of the preimage of the singular locus of S in S ′ .
Quasi Ordinary Singularities, Essential Divisors and Poincare Series
Stanley’s ICM contribution gives a comprehensive survey, from a combinatorial perspective, of the vast literature on increasing subsequences in permutations and related topics.
Vicious walkers and random contraction matrices
Establishing the nature of #41 is the primary motivation for the present Letter, together with a more comprehensive study of the WR content of NGC 300.
On the optical counterpart of NGC300 X-1 and the global Wolf-Rayet content of NGC300
The review gives a comprehensive introduction to PMD.
Higher Order Statistsics of Stokes Parameters in a Random Birefringent Medium