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comprehensible

[kom-pri-hen-suh-buh l] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn sə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being comprehended or understood; intelligible.
Also, comprehendible
[kom-pri-hen-duh-buh l] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn də bəl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin comprehēnsibilis. See comprehension, -ible
Related forms
comprehensibility, comprehensibleness, noun
comprehensibly, adverb
intercomprehensibility, noun
noncomprehendible, adjective
noncomprehensible, adjective
noncomprehensiblely, adverb
uncomprehensible, adjective
uncomprehensibleness, noun
uncomprehensibly, adverb
Can be confused
comprehensible, comprehensive.
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British Dictionary definitions for uncomprehensible

comprehensible

/ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnsəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being comprehended
Derived Forms
comprehensibility, comprehensibleness, noun
comprehensibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uncomprehensible
adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + comprehensible. The usual word is incomprehensible.

comprehensible

adj.

1520s, "able to be contained," from Latin comprehensibilis, from comprehensus, past participle of comphrehendere (see comprehend). Meaning "able to be understood" is from c.1600. Related: Comprehensibly; comprehensibility.

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