comprehensiveness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From comprehensive +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɒmpɹᵻˈhɛnsɪvnəs/

Noun[edit]

comprehensiveness (uncountable)

  1. The state of being comprehensive.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 312:
      It was this comprehensiveness which made the art so compelling.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      The supplementary bibliography (in Vol. VI) attests to the comprehensiveness of the effort.