comprehensive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French compréhensif, from Late Latin comprehensivus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɒmpɹɪˈhɛnsɪv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɑmpɹəˈhɛnsɪv/
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  • Hyphenation: com‧pre‧hen‧sive

Adjective[edit]

comprehensive (comparative more comprehensive, superlative most comprehensive)

  1. Broadly or completely covering; including a large proportion of something.

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Noun[edit]

comprehensive (plural comprehensives)

  1. (UK) A comprehensive school.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30: 
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

comprehensīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of comprehensīvus