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prehension

[pri-hen-shuh n] /prɪˈhɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of seizing or grasping.
2.
mental apprehension.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin prehēnsiōn- (stem of prehēnsiō) a taking hold, equivalent to prehēns(us) (past participle of prehendere to seize, equivalent to pre- pre- + -hendere to grasp; akin to get) + -iōn- -ion
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  • Although the differences are statistically significant, the prehension durations are similar.
British Dictionary definitions for prehension

prehension

/prɪˈhɛnʃən/
noun
1.
the act of grasping
2.
apprehension by the senses or the mind
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prehension in Medicine

prehension pre·hen·sion (prē-hěn'shən)
n.
The act of grasping or seizing.

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