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Understanding

Un`der`stand´ing   Pronunciation: ŭn`dẽr`stănd´ĭng
a.1.Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.
n.1.The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.
2.An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.
3.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.
But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
- Job xxxii. 8.
4.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.
Noun1.understanding - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
2.Understandingunderstanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
Synonyms: agreement
3.understanding - an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding"
Synonyms: sympathy
4.understanding - the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
Synonyms: intellect, reason
Adj.1.understanding - characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend"
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