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Understanding

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UNDERSTAND'ING, ppr.

1. Comprehending apprehending the ideas or sense of another, or of a writing learning or being informed.
2. a. Knowing skillful. He is an understanding man.

UNDERSTAND'ING, n.

1. The faculty of the human mind by which it apprehends the real state of things presented to it, or by which it receives or comprehends the ideas which others express and intend to communicate. The understanding is called also the intellectual faculty. It is the faculty by means of which we obtain a great part of our knowledge. Luke 24 . Ephesians 1 .

By understanding I mean that faculty whereby we are enabled to apprehend the objects of knowledge, generals or particulars, absent or present, and to judge of their truth or falsehood, good or evil.

There is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth him understanding. Job 32 .

2. Knowledge exact comprehension.

Right understanding consists in the perception of the visible or probably agreement or disagreement of ideas.

3. Intelligence between two or more persons agreement of minds union of sentiments. There is a good understanding between the minister and his people.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Understanding'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/u/understanding.html.

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