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Definition 1: an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where comprehensive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she took her comps in English literature

Synonyms for comprehensive in the sense of this definition

(comprehensive is a kind of ...) a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

"when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

Definition 2: including all or everything - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where comprehensive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • comprehensive coverage
  • a comprehensive history of the revolution
  • a comprehensive survey
  • a comprehensive education

(comprehensive is similar to ...) having broad power and range and scope

"taking the large view" "a large effect" "a large sympathy"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) occurring or extending throughout a state

"the statewide recycling program"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) occurring or extending throughout a school

"schoolwide support for the team"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) existing in both space and time; having both spatial extension and temporal duration

(comprehensive is similar to ...) full in all respects

"a plenary session of the legislature" "a diplomat with plenary powers"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) providing for many things at once

"an omnibus law"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups

"an umbrella organization" "umbrella insurance coverage"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) comprehensive in scope or content (as an encyclopedia)

"encyclopedic knowledge"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next

"a door-to-door campaign" "house-to-house coverage"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) of worldwide scope or applicability

"an issue of cosmopolitan import" "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time" "universal experience"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) occurring or extending throughout a country or nation

"the event aroused nationwide interest" "a countrywide fund-raising campaign"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) occurring or extending throughout a county

"a countywide war on drugs" "countywide elections"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) occurring or extending throughout a city

"citywide bussing" "a citywide strike"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) many-sided

"an all-around athlete" "a well-rounded curriculum"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) broad in scope or content

"across-the-board pay increases" "an all-embracing definition" "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators" "an invention with broad applications" "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality" "granted him wide powers"

(comprehensive is similar to ...) including more than a specified category

"a super experiment"

(means also ...) applying to all or most members of a category or group

"the general public" "general assistance" "a general rule" "in general terms" "comprehensible to the general reader"

(means also ...) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

"wide roads" "a wide necktie" "wide margins" "three feet wide" "a river two miles broad" "broad shoulders" "a broad river"

(means also ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

(... are attributes of comprehensive) completeness over a broad scope

Definition 3: broad in scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where comprehensive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a comprehensive survey of world affairs

(comprehensive is similar to ...) including much or everything; and especially including stated limits

"an inclusive art form" "an inclusive fee" "his concept of history is modern and inclusive" "from Monday to Friday inclusive"

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