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Adjective: comprehensive  ,kóm-pri'hen-siv
  1. Including all or everything
    "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
     
  2. Broad in scope
    "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"
Noun: comprehensive  ,kóm-pri'hen-siv
  1. An intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    "she took her comprehensives in English literature";
    - comprehensive examination, comp

Derived forms: comprehensives

See also: across-the-board, all-around [N. Amer], all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, all-round, blanket, broad, citywide, complete, comprehensiveness, cosmopolitan, countrywide, countywide, door-to-door, ecumenical, encompassing, encyclopaedic [Brit], encyclopedic, extensive, fullness, fulness, general, house-to-house, inclusive, large, nationwide, oecumenical [archaic], omnibus, panoptic, plenary, schoolwide, spaciotemporal, spatiotemporal, statewide, super, umbrella, universal, well-rounded, wide, worldwide, world-wide

Type of: exam, examination, test

Antonym: noncomprehensive

Encyclopedia: Comprehensive