Definitions for understanding

Definitions for (noun) understanding

Main entry: reason, understanding, intellect

Definition: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

Usage: we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Main entry: savvy, apprehension, discernment, understanding

Definition: the cognitive condition of someone who understands

Usage: he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Main entry: understanding, sympathy

Definition: an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

Usage: his sympathies were always with the underdog; I knew I could count on his understanding

Main entry: understanding, agreement

Definition: the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises

Usage: they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business; there was an understanding between management and the workers

Definitions for (adj) understanding

Main entry: understanding

Definition: characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy

Usage: an understanding friend

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