What's the meaning of Compehensive?


New Member
Spanish & Catalan, Spain

I thank you for telling me the significance of the word "Compehensive", I have found the word in a technical report. Below I've written the sentence.

"Compehensive literature reviews of these techniques and other techniques related to face interpretation can be found in this book."

Thanks in advance.
  • ireney

    Senior Member
    Greek Greece Mod of Greek, CC and CD
    Hello david and welcome :)

    If you look at WR dictionary you will find the following definitions

    A adjective
    1 comprehensive
    being the most comprehensive of its class; "an unabridged dictionary"

    2 comprehensive
    including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"

    3 comprehensive
    broad in scope; "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"

    Does this help?


    Senior Member
    Hi there! Comprehensive means: complete, including all, or almost all, the items, details, facts, information, etc., that may be concerned.

    Ex: They offer a comprehensive trainingin in all aspects of the business. or He has written a fully comprehensive guide to Brazil.

    But Be careful with the verb "to comprehend" To comprehend has similar meaning to "to understand something fully"

    I hope this might help you.

    Good luck!



    New Member
    Spanish & Catalan, Spain
    Thanks to both,

    I suppose you are right; but why is it written without "r" (Compehensive instead of Comprehensive)?

    Well, thanks another time.