- com|pre|hen|siveW3 [ˌkɔmprıˈhensıv US ˌka:m-] adj1.) including all the necessary facts, details, or problems that need to be dealt with= ↑thorough▪ We offer our customers a comprehensive range of financial products.▪ a comprehensive guide to British hotels and restaurants▪ The following guidelines do not aim to be totally comprehensive.comprehensive review/study/survey/account etc▪ a thorough and comprehensive review of the case▪ a comprehensive study of alcoholism2.) comprehensive insurance/cover/policycar insurance that pays for damage whether it is caused by you or someone else3.) comprehensive education/systema system of education in Britain in which children of different abilities go to the same school and are taught together>comprehensively adv▪ No system has failed as comprehensively as the prison system.>comprehensiveness n [U]▬▬▬▬▬▬▬HINT sense 1Do not confuse with comprehensible (=possible to understand) or understanding (=sympathetic about people's problems): His report was barely comprehensible. |My parents are very understanding.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.