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prehension

See definition of prehension on Dictionary.com
  • as inunderstanding
  • as incomprehension

synonyms for prehension

  • awareness
  • grasp
  • insight
  • intelligence
  • judgment
  • knowledge
  • perception
  • realization
  • recognition
  • sense
  • acumen
  • apperception
  • apprehension
  • assimilation
  • decipherment
  • discernment
  • discrimination
  • grip
  • intellect
  • intuition
  • ken
  • knowing
  • mastery
  • penetration
  • perceptiveness
  • perceptivity
  • perspicacity
  • reason
  • savvy
  • sharpness
  • wit
  • percipience
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antonyms for prehension

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  • ignorance
  • stupidity
  • misunderstanding
  • disagreement
  • disbelief
  • misinterpretation
  • mistake
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How to use prehension in a sentence

Upon this emancipation followed the liberation of jaws and mouth from their use as organs of prehension.
PREHISTORIC MANW. L. H. DUCKWORTH
The trophi serve merely for the prehension of prey, and not for mastication.
A MONOGRAPH ON THE SUB-CLASS CIRRIPEDIA (VOLUME 1 OF 2)CHARLES DARWIN
It is wonderful, and passing wonder, how teachable and quick of perception and prehension is Nature in the studio of Art.
A WALK FROM LONDON TO JOHN O'GROAT'SELIHU BURRITT
The extensions of the body-substance which are put forth by the Rhizopoda at will, and which serve for locomotion and prehension.
THE ANCIENT LIFE HISTORY OF THE EARTHHENRY ALLEYNE NICHOLSON
Having for its function the narrowing of the orifice it surrounds, it acts during suction and in the prehension of food.
ARTISTIC ANATOMY OF ANIMALSDOUARD CUYER
The mantis reminds one of a small, green monkey, the fore pair of legs being well developed and used in prehension.
THE INCOMPARABLE 29TH AND THE "RIVER CLYDE"GEORGE DAVIDSON
Both toad and crayfish have organs for the prehension of food, its digestion and its assimilation.
ELEMENTARY ZOOLOGY, SECOND EDITIONVERNON L. KELLOGG
There is a desire to eat, and frequent attempts to take food are made, but prehension is very difficult.
SPECIAL REPORT ON DISEASES OF CATTLEU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
In such cases an ox will use his tongue more in the prehension of food to make up for the incapacity of the lips.
SPECIAL REPORT ON DISEASES OF CATTLEU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PREHENSION

  • aha
  • apperception
  • apprehension
  • awareness
  • capacity
  • cognizance
  • conception
  • discernment
  • double take
  • grasp
  • intelligence
  • judgment
  • ken
  • knowledge
  • perception
  • prehension
  • realization
  • sense
  • slow take
  • take
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