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At present some comprehensives are neighbourhood schools. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you do not have a comprehensive policy, you must pay for the repairs to your car yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His win, like his education policy, was comprehensive but the bar is set low for him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has promised to outline plans to revive the chain's fortunes when he delivers a comprehensive review in November. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is the purchase price and other things such as fully comprehensive insurance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are due to attend comprehensive school this year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These add up to a comprehensive list of intelligent behaviours. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)It is essential that a comprehensive policy is put in place as quickly as possible. The Sun (2007)They will have to wait until the comprehensive spending review. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is the first comprehensive look at him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The experts are unanimous that getting comprehensive insurance is crucial. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has always done well academically and been in the top sets at his comprehensive school. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are also comprehensive lists of the wildlife he has encountered. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For that you need a comprehensive policy. The Sun (2013)The comprehensive spending review on the same day would promise more billions for the health service. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is worth checking how comprehensive the insurance is before you leave. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some investors may be prepared to pay higher dealing and administration charges for a more comprehensive range of services. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At primary school she was bright and engaged but since moving to our local comprehensive she has become lazy and moody. Times, Sunday Times (2012)WHAT'S wrong with the local comprehensive? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The introduction of comprehensive schools left teachers with the impossible job of teaching a vast range of abilities in the same class. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Moving to an inner-city comprehensive was a shock. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The forthcoming concert is the first comprehensive performance in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She felt happy and fulfilled there but left in 1969 because of her opposition to the adoption of comprehensive education by the city council. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The ECB is in the process of finalising some changes to its bidding process after a comprehensive review. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Academies Bill has the potential to address the inherent problems in comprehensive education. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Police forces are bracing themselves for cuts of up to 25% in this month's comprehensive spending review. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'comprehensive'
British English: comprehensive /ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is comprehensive includes everything necessary or relevant.
...a comprehensive guide to the region.
- American English: comprehensive
- Arabic: شَامِل
- Brazilian Portuguese: abrangente
- Chinese: 全面的
- Croatian: obuhvatan
- Czech: komplexní
- Danish: omfattende
- Dutch: allesomvattend
- European Spanish: exhaustivo
- Finnish: kattava
- French: exhaustif complet
- German: umfassend
- Greek: εκτενής
- Italian: completo
- Japanese: 総合的な
- Korean: 포괄적인
- Norwegian: omfattende
- Polish: wyczerpujący
- European Portuguese: abrangente
- Romanian: amplu
- Russian: всесторонний
- Spanish: exhaustivo
- Swedish: heltäckande
- Thai: ที่ครอบคลุม
- Turkish: kapsamlı
- Ukrainian: комплексний
- Vietnamese: toàn diện
Definition of comprehensive from the Collins English Dictionary
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