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The ability to understand something, or the fact of understanding something
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“I have a deep understanding of the physics that underlies string theory.”
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A perception or judgment of a situation
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“It was my understanding that the shop would be open at this time.”
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An informal contract or mutual agreement
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“The business partners had an understanding that one would manage operations while the other would handle business development.”
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Sympathetic awareness or tolerance
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“He showed great understanding for the issues I had experienced in my past.”
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The ability to grasp or infer through abstract thought
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“She was a precocious child of high intelligence and understanding.”
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The friendly, cooperative and supportive relationship between people or animals
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The general idea, intention or meaning of something
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Competence or skill in a given field gained through experience
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A theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behavior
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A sharing of characteristics or origins
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An account of a matter from a particular person's point of view
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The mutual attraction between two people
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Close familiarity or friendship
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The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries
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The conditions of an agreement
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The action or process of working together to the same end
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A moral, professional or legal duty
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Permission for something to happen or an agreement to do something
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A state equally removed from two opposite extremes
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(informal) A point or fact about something
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Having the capacity for sharing the feelings of another
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“Mary was late for work due to a personal crisis, but her boss was very understanding.”
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Able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
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Having the ability to understand or discern very quickly
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Having information as a result of previous exposure to the given subject
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Free from disagreement or dissent
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Understanding
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Conscious or aware of something, such as facts or feelings
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Learned in the ways of civilized society
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Of or full of expression
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Quick to notice or perceive things
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Verb
(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of