HyperDic: understanding

English > 5 senses of the word understanding:
NOUNcognitionunderstanding, apprehension, discernment, savvythe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
communicationunderstanding, agreementthe statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
cognitionunderstanding, sympathyan inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
cognitionunderstanding, reason, intellectthe capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
ADJECTIVEallunderstandingcharacterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy
understanding > pronunciation
Soundsah.nderstae'ndihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > understanding: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy.
Example"an understanding friend"
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishperspicaz, sagaz
Catalanperpicaç
Adverbsunderstandinglywith understanding
English > understanding: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands.
Example"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
Synonymsapprehension, discernment, savvy
Narrowerappreciation, grasp, holdunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something
comprehensionAn ability to understand the meaning / meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
graspingunderstanding with difficulty
hindsightunderstanding the nature of an event after it has happened / happened
insight, brainstorm, brainwaveThe clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
realization, realisation, recognitionComing to understand something clearly and distinctly
self-knowledgeAn understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
smatteringA slight or superficial understanding of a subject / subject
BroaderknowingA clear and certain mental apprehension
Spanishaprehensión, comprensión, discernimiento, entendimiento, sapiencia
Catalanaprehensió, discerniment, percepció
Verbsunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
understandperceive (an idea or situation) mentally
English > understanding: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises.
Example "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
Synonymagreement
Partscondition, strings, term(usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
Narrowerbargain, dealAn agreement between parties / parties / parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
conspiracy, confederacyA secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful / unlawful act
covenant(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
entente, entente cordialeA friendly understanding between political powers
fair-trade agreementAn agreement (illegal in the United States) between the manufacturer / manufacturer of a trademarked item of merchandise and its retail distributors / distributors to sell the item at a price at or above the price set by the manufacturer / manufacturer
gentlemen's agreementA personal agreement based on honor and not legally binding
oral contractAn agreement that is not in writing and is not signed by the parties but is a real existing contract that lacks only the formal requirement of a memorandum to render it enforceable in litigation
reservationThe written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
sale, sales agreementAn agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money (paid or agreed to be paid by the buyer)
settlementA conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
severance agreementAn agreement on the terms on which an employee will leave
submissionAn agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
suicide pactAn agreement by two or more people to commit suicide together at a given place and time
unilateral contractA one-sided / one-sided agreement whereby you promise to do (or refrain from doing) something in return for a performance (not a promise)
working agreementAn informal agreement to work together
written agreementA legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Spanishacuerdo, compromiso, pacto
Catalanacord, pacte
English > understanding: 5 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningAn inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion.
Example "I knew I could count on his understanding"
Synonymsympathy
Broaderinclination, disposition, tendencyAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Spanishcomprensión, entendimiento, simpatía
Catalanafecte, entesa, simpatia
Verbsunderstandbe understanding of
English > understanding: 5 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination.
Synonymsreason, intellect
Broaderfaculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Spanishentendimiento, intelecto, inteligencia, razón
Catalanenteniment, intel·lecte, intel·ligència, raó

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