cognition, knowledge, noesis (noun)
the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
"how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
inclusion, comprehension (noun)
the relation of comprising something
"he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"
concept, conception, construct (noun)
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
deduction, entailment, implication (noun)
something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
"his resignation had political implications"
significance, import, implication (noun)
a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
"the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
implication, logical implication, conditional relation (noun)
a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false
a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)
"he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
penetration, insight (noun)
clear or deep perception of a situation
insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity (noun)
a feeling of understanding
insight, brainstorm, brainwave (noun)
the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
insight, sixth sense (noun)
grasping the inner nature of things intuitively
a general conscious awareness
"a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
sense, signified (noun)
the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
"the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"
sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty (noun)
the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
"in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit (noun)
sound practical judgment
"Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
a natural appreciation or ability
"a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing"
feel, sense (verb)
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
"He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
detect some circumstance or entity automatically
"This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
smell, smell out, sense (verb)
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
"I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"
"I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
meaning, significance, signification, import (noun)
the message that is intended or expressed or signified
"what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy (noun)
the cognitive condition of someone who understands
"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
agreement, understanding (noun)
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
"they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
sympathy, understanding (noun)
an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
"his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding"
reason, understanding, intellect (adj)
the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
"we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy
"an understanding friend"
of or being or relating to or involving cognition
"cognitive psychology"; "cognitive style"
"she nodded understandingly"