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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pre·hen·sive /-ˈhɛn(t)sɪv/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pre·hen·sive a.
 1. Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.
    A very comprehensive definition.   --Bentley.
    Large and comprehensive idea.   --Channing.
 2. Having the power to comprehend or understand many things. “His comprehensive head.”
 3. Zool. Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups.
 Note:The term is applied chiefly to early fossil groups which have a combination of structures that appear in more fully developed or specialized forms in later groups. Synthetic, as used by Agassiz, is nearly synonymous.
 Syn: -- Extensive; wide; large; full; compendious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a
             comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a
             comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
             [ant: noncomprehensive]
      2: broad in scope; "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"
      3: being the most comprehensive of its class; "an unabridged