• 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
There seemed something boyish in his lack of comprehension.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Comprehensively, many things are contained in a command, that are not expressed in the very letter of the command.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
But, those points in the Christian scheme which are too deep for human comprehension, do not relate to practice.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
Perhaps, in a comprehensive view, the success of this expedient was unfortunate.
"Ormond, Volume II (of 3)" by Charles Brockden Brown
It presupposes also some degree of application, some facility of comprehension, quite a collection of diverse aptitudes.
"Mentally Defective Children" by Alfred Binet
After all, honour and duty are things well within the comprehension of very simple men.
"By Right of Purchase" by Harold Bindloss
He seemed to take in everything at a single comprehensive glance.
"The Gray Phantom" by Herman Landon
All the same, the desire to purge moral action of the least admixture of hope of profit or pleasure is comprehensible.
"Morals and the Evolution of Man" by Max Simon Nordau
It consisted mainly in an admirable faculty of observation, keen, clear, exact, comprehensive.
"British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV" by Various
But that Pomfret, weak and impressionable as he was, should have made such a fool of himself, was beyond the limits of his comprehension.
"This House to Let" by William Le Queux

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

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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
The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review and critique of these schemes.
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
Indeed, Pittel actually obtained his central limit theorem via a limit theorem for the joint distribution of the number of isolated trees of a given order, cf. also Janson . A comprehensive treatment of further results on the components of G(n, p) can be found in .
The Order of the Giant Component of Random Hypergraphs
Clear, concise and comprehensive investigation of the peculiarities of codon bias distribution may reveal valuable and new knowledge towards the relation between the function (in general sense) and the structure of nucleotide sequences.
Codon Usage Bias Measured Through Entropy Approach
The pro jection shown in this Figure yields the most suitable view of the pattern; a comprehensive study of the distribution pattern seen in various pro jections shows that it is located in a plane (or close to a plane).
Codon Usage Bias Measured Through Entropy Approach
An implementation of an index (or indices) of codon usage bias is of a merit not itself, but when it brings a new comprehension of biological issues standing behind.
Codon Usage Bias Measured Through Entropy Approach
Thus, a comprehensive study of such relation strongly require the clarification and identification of the function to be considered as an entity.
Codon Usage Bias Measured Through Entropy Approach
But it was not until that a comprehensive theory of inhomogeneous random graphs was developed, which provided a unified approach to many models studied previously.
The size of the largest component below phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The main merit of this approach is that it provides a comprehensive, although approximate, description of the equation of state along the whole crossover, including the limit 1/kF a → 0 and the BEC regime of small and positive a.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
In conclusion, we have shown how BCS mean-field theory is capable of giving a comprehensive and qualitatively correct picture of the BCS-BEC crossover at T = 0.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Therefore, it worths more labor to study their comprehensive role on planetary orbital migration and the robustness of this mechanism.
Disk-Planet Interaction Simulations: (I) Baroclinic Generation of Vortensity and Non-Axisymmetric Rossby-Wave-Instability