- 1Complete; including all or nearly all elements or aspects of something: a comprehensive list of sourcesMore example sentences
- From a comprehensive list of nearly 1,600 daily newspapers, 500 newspapers were selected using standard interval sampling.
- The Guide contains a comprehensive list of businesses and services in the town and contains a very useful street map of Ballinrobe.
- Its Explore Kodiak guide has a comprehensive list of outfitters and free activities.
- 1.1Of large content or scope; wide-ranging: a comprehensive collection of photographsMore example sentences
- Its thorough research and comprehensive scope should prove invaluable for anyone seriously interested in the subject.
- The design phase is comprehensive in scope, tackling everything from content and design to functionality and user interface.
- The Senate Inquiry into mandatory sentencing was broad-ranging, thorough and comprehensive in terms of scope and evidence.
- 1.2(Of automobile insurance) providing coverage for most risks, including damage to the policyholder’s own vehicle: comprehensive and collision insuranceMore example sentences
- Some cost items will differ for different vehicle types, notably comprehensive insurance, but in the main it is reasonable to use fleet size.
- Is it possible to take out one insurance policy, preferably comprehensive, that would cover us all to drive either of the cars?
- The good news for motorists with fully comprehensive insurance is that they are covered if their car has water damage.
- 1.3 (also comprehensive examination or comp) An examination testing a student’s command of a special field of knowledge.More example sentences
- The reality of life in Wereilu and in Ethiopia is that few students are able to pass the comprehensive examinations with a high enough mark to continue with tertiary education.
- Currently in our program, a senior comprehensive examination is given, but is not required for either graduation or as eligibility to take a national certification examination.
- As an example, one student who by his own admission did not study for, nor pass the senior comprehensive examination, took a job that required that he have national certification.
noun(in full comprehensive school) British Back to top
- A secondary school catering to children of all abilities from a given area.More example sentences
- About 12,000 pupils went on to study at the same 400 selective grammar schools or top-rated comprehensives.
- The majority of these producers did not attend fee-paying schools; more went to grammar schools or comprehensives.
- City academies - independent comprehensives part-funded by the private sector - and specialist schools will not be introduced north of the Border.
- More example sentences
- The Papuan autonomy law has not been implemented effectively, fully and comprehensively.
- All these details are comprehensively supported by biblical references.
- It demonstrated how comprehensively one could control one's body and express oneself using the body.
- More example sentences
- The Penguin collection has enormous range and comprehensiveness.
- I was absolutely staggered at his filing system, at its comprehensiveness and thoroughness.
- In the study reported here, we assessed the completeness and comprehensiveness of documentation by care providers in the ICU of end-of-life care.
early 17th century: from French compréhensif, -ive, from late Latin comprehensivus, from the verb comprehendere 'grasp mentally'.