Definition of apprehension in English:

apprehension

Syllabification: ap·pre·hen·sion
Pronunciation: /ˌapriˈhenSHən
 
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noun

  • 2Understanding; grasp: the pure apprehension of the work of art
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    • Experiences are grasped through either apprehension or comprehension.
    • The knowledge, then, is transformed either through intention or extension and grasped either by comprehension or apprehension.
    • Wisdom is the pure non-verbal apprehension of All.
  • 3The action of arresting someone: they acted with intent to prevent lawful apprehension
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    • Section 18 requires an intention to do grievous bodily harm or an intent to resist or prevent the lawful apprehension or detainer or any person.
    • How public was the juvenile's arrest, apprehension, or the incident that landed the juvenile in the public eye?
    • A warrant of arrest issued for the accused's apprehension.
    Synonyms
    arrest, capture, seizure; detention, imprisonment, incarceration
    informal collar, nabbing, bagging, busting

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'learning, acquisition of knowledge'): from late Latin apprehensio(n-), from apprehendere 'seize, grasp' (see apprehend).

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