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apprehension
as in:  conscious apprehension is limited


Apprehension precedes comprehension.
  to understand

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in psychology and philosophy:  immediate awareness prior to analysis and judgment
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Samples:
  • Apprehension precedes comprehension.
  • I was startled and thrilled with my apprehension of the painting.
  • What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_a_piece_of_work_is_a_man(retrieved 01/01/00)
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Associated words [difficulty]:   apprehension [2] , apprehensive [1] , apprehend [3] , apprehend [4]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Classic Literature, Logic & Reasoning
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