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Understanding

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(1):

(n.) The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends.

(2):

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Understand

(3):

(n.) Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason.

(4):

(a.) Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.

(5):

(n.) The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.

(6):

(n.) An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Understanding'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/u/understanding.html. 1828.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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