Something that is comprehensible can be understood. [FORMAL]

He spoke abruptly, in barely comprehensible Arabic.


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  • compréhensible — [ kɔ̃preɑ̃sibl ] adj. • 1375; lat. comprehensibilis, de comprehendere 1 ♦ Qui peut être compris. ⇒ accessible, clair, intelligible, simple. Message compréhensible. Un texte compréhensible par les enfants. Expliquer d une manière compréhensible. 2 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • compréhensible — COMPRÉHENSIBLE. adj. des 2 g. Concevable, intelligible, qui peut être compris, conçu, entendu. Il ne s emploie guère qu avec la négative. Cela n est pas compréhensible. Un raisonnement qui n est pas compréhensible. Il n est pas compréhensible… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Comprehensible — Com pre*hen si*ble, a. [L. comprehensibilis: cf. F. compre[ e]hensible.] 1. Capable of being comprehended, included, or comprised. [1913 Webster] Lest this part of knowledge should seem to any not comprehensible by axiom, we will set down some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comprehensible — (ant.) adj. Comprensible. * * * comprehensible. (Del lat. comprehensibĭlis). adj. desus. comprensible …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • comprehensible — Comprehensible. adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre compris, n a guere d usage que par la negative. Cela n est pas comprehensible …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • comprehensible — I adjective apprehensible, articulate, ascertainable, clear, clear cut, cognizable, cognoscible, comprehendable, conceivable, decipherable, defined, disclosed, easily understood, easy to understand, evident, exoteric, explicable, explicit,… …   Law dictionary

  • comprehensible — 1520s, able to be contained, from L. comprehensibilis, from comprehensus, pp. of comphrehendere (see COMPREHEND (Cf. comprehend)). Meaning able to be understood is from c.1600. Related: Comprehensibly; comprehensibility …   Etymology dictionary

  • comprehensible — [adj] understandable apprehensible, clear, coherent, comprehendible, conceivable, explicit, fathomable, graspable, intelligible, knowable, lucid, luminous, plain; concepts 402,529 Ant. exclusive, incomplete, nonunderstandable, unintelligible …   New thesaurus

  • comprehensible — (Del lat. comprehensibĭlis). adj. desus. comprensible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • comprehensible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be understood; intelligible. DERIVATIVES comprehensibility noun …   English terms dictionary

  • comprehensible — [käm΄prəhen′sə bəl] adj. [L comprehensibilis] that can be comprehended; intelligible comprehensibility n. comprehensibly adv …   English World dictionary

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