Definition of 'understanding'
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His interest was partly sparked after seeing how the arts made people more understanding of others. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Show some intelligence and understanding of what racing fans and punters actually want. The Sun (2016)And that means having a clear understanding of when the threshold is met to justify such action. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet in the long run would a wider sense of mutual understanding make us safer? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The first is the battle to win a deeper public understanding. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He also has an inherent understanding of time and space. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some may need understanding from their bosses that they have to take time off work for medical procedures or counselling. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She added'I think it will give the public quite a good understanding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They experiment with encryption technology and gain a general understanding of the dark arts of the world of cyber-security. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is clear that our Brexit ministers have little understanding of trade deals and we are sleepwalking into a disaster for UK business. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You have to do repairs to your properties and show understanding when your tenants have problems. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Your deeper understanding of a partner could upgrade your love life. The Sun (2008)You need to build up vast trust and understanding with a range of different people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had a complete understanding of how we wanted to move that boat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To have an understanding and sympathetic woman caring about me was wonderful. The Sun (2016)You have a deeper understanding of what makes others tick and can handle difficult people well. The Sun (2010)Your understanding of the people you work and live with goes much deeper. The Sun (2016)What does this tell us about his paradigm and his basic understanding of law and life? Christianity Today (2000)Many mathematicians are musical and many musicians have good intuitive understanding of maths. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You reach a new kind of understanding with a partner that deepens a love bond. The Sun (2006)Understanding exactly how these tiny things behave is crucial to gaining a deeper understanding of our world. The Sun (2010)The moon focuses on family life and mutual understanding will replace resentment. The Sun (2009)We might come to some understanding over a cup of tea. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The catalogues remain unrivalled contributions to our knowledge and understanding of a great artist and his work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Is his wife understanding of the hours involved in setting up and running a restaurant? Times, Sunday Times (2012)This can lead to a time of real understanding at home. The Sun (2007)You get a little understanding of this process when you remember the last time you looked at a medical encyclopedia. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)They entered into their swap agreements with sufficient understanding to exercise their own judgment as to whether the products would meet their objectives. Times, Sunday Times (2013)By heads coming together in such a fashion, it is likely that extremely powerful interpretations and understandings will emerge. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)In the future, we will have more people in the workplace who are highly successful at using their emotional intelligence and understanding others. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: understanding /ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ/ ADJECTIVE
If you are understanding towards someone, you are kind and forgiving.
Her boss, who was very understanding, gave her time off.
- American English: understanding
- Arabic: مُتَفَهِّم
- Brazilian Portuguese: compreensivo
- Chinese: 善解人意的
- Croatian: uviđavan
- Czech: chápavý
- Danish: forstående
- Dutch: begripvol
- European Spanish: comprensivo
- Finnish: ymmärtäväinen
- French: compréhensif comprend
- German: verständnisvoll
- Greek: που δείχνει κατανόηση
- Italian: comprensivo
- Japanese: 話がわかる
- Korean: 이해심 있는
- Norwegian: forståelsesfull
- Polish: wyrozumiały
- European Portuguese: compreensivo
- Romanian: înțelegător
- Russian: понимающий
- Spanish: comprensivo
- Swedish: förstående
- Thai: ที่เข้าใจ อย่างเห็นอกเห็นใจ
- Turkish: anlayış
- Ukrainian: чулий
- Vietnamese: thông cảm
British English: understanding NOUN
If you have an understanding of something, you know how it works or know what it means.
They have to have a basic understanding of computers in order to use the advanced technology.
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