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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comprehensive  \Com`pre*hen"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  compr['e]hensif.] 
  1.  Including  much  comprising  many  things  having  a  wide 
  scope  or  a  full  view. 
 
  A  very  comprehensive  definition.  --Bentley. 
 
  Large  and  comprehensive  idea.  --Channing. 
 
  2.  Having  the  power  to  comprehend  or  understand  many  things 
  ``His  comprehensive  head.''  --Pope. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Possessing  peculiarities  that  are 
  characteristic  of  several  diverse  groups. 
 
  Note:  The  term  is  applied  chiefly  to  early  fossil  groups 
  which  have  a  combination  of  structures  that  appear  in 
  more  fully  developed  or  specialized  forms  in  later 
  groups.  Synthetic,  as  used  by  Agassiz,  is  nearly 
  synonymous. 
 
  Syn:  Extensive;  wide;  large  full;  compendious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comprehensive 
  adj  1:  including  all  or  everything;  "comprehensive  coverage";  "a 
  comprehensive  history  of  the  revolution";  "a 
  comprehensive  survey";  "a  comprehensive  education" 
  [ant:  {noncomprehensive}] 
  2:  broad  in  scope;  "a  comprehensive  survey  of  world  affairs" 
  3:  being  the  most  comprehensive  of  its  class;  "an  unabridged 
  dictionary" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  COMPREHENSIVE 
 
  An  early  system  on  {MIT}'s  {Whirlwind}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959)]. 
 
 




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