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Definition of "understanding" []

  • The quality or condition of one who understands; comprehension. (noun)
  • The faculty by which one understands; intelligence. See Synonyms at reason. (noun)
  • Individual or specified judgment or outlook; opinion. (noun)
  • A compact implicit between two or more people or groups. (noun)
  • The matter implicit in such a compact. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "understanding" in a sentence
  • "’ Nay, for the cause of ‘understanding’ also, they say the thing understood sendeth forth an ‘intelligible species, ’ that is, an ‘intelligible being seen, ’ which, coming into the understanding, makes us understand."
  • "High marks for the title understanding also for you!"
  • "This understanding is the basis of the peace process."