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verb 
  1. to cover, include, or contain
This book comprehends all the topics that are relevant for you.
1776: In the second century of the Christian í†ra, the empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind : The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Edward Gibbon. This edition Penguin 2000. p. 9
  1. to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly.
Translations: 
  • German: verstehen, begreifen, erfassen
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: From comprehendere, "to grasp", from the prefix com-, + prehendere, "to seize".


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