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Understanding (IPA: /ˌəndɝˈstændɪŋ/)


Understanding (p. pr. & vb. n.)

of Understand

Understanding (a.)

Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.

Understanding (n.)

The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.

Understanding (n.)

An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.

Understanding (n.)

The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends.

Understanding (n.)

Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason.

Understanding

Ability to think about and use concepts to deal adequately with an object

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Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered." - Book of Proverbs

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A moral point of view too often serves as a substitute for understanding in technological matters. (p. 245)" - Marshall McLuhan

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All schizophrenia patients are mad, and none are sane. Their behaviour is incomprehensible. It tells us nothing about what they do in the rest of their lives, gives no insight into the human condition and has no lesson for sane people except how sane they are. There's nothing profound about it. Schizophrenics aren't clever or wise or witty they may make some very odd remarks but that's because they're mad, and there's nothing to be got out of what they say. When they laugh at things the rest of us don't think are funny, like the death of a parent, they're not being penetrating, and on other occasions they're not wryly amused at at the simplicity and stupidity of the psychiatrist, however well justified that might be in many cases. They're laughing because they're mad, too mad to be able to tell what's funny any more. The rewards for being sane may not be very many but knowing what's funny is one of them. And that's an end of the matter." - Understanding

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Anyone who holds a true opinion without understanding is like a blind man on the right road." - Socrates

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Art lies in understanding some part of the dark forces and bringing them under the direction of reason." - Robertson Davies


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