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Noun: apprehension  ,ap-ri'hen-shun
  1. Fearful expectation or anticipation
    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension";
    - apprehensiveness, dread, misgiving
     
  2. The cognitive condition of someone who understands
    "he has virtually no apprehension of social cause and effect";
    - understanding, discernment, savvy
     
  3. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the apprehension";
    - arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody

Derived forms: apprehensions

Type of: capture, expectation, fear, fearfulness, fright, gaining control, knowing, outlook, prospect, seizure

Encyclopedia: Apprehension