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Noun
The ability to understand something
“I have a deep understanding of the physics that underlies string theory.”
Noun
A perception or judgement of a situation
“It was my understanding that the shop would be open at this time.”
Noun
An informal contract or mutual agreement
“The business partners had an understanding that one would manage operations while the other would handle business development.”
Noun
Sympathetic awareness or tolerance
“He showed great understanding for the issues I had experienced in my past.”
Noun
The ability to grasp or infer through abstract thought
“She was a precocious child of great intelligence and understanding.”
Adjective
Having the capacity for sharing the feelings of another
“Mary was late for work due to a personal crisis, but her boss was very understanding.”
Verb
(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of
“I am fully understanding what is written in these documents.”
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