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Prehension definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PREHEN'SION, n. A taking hold; a seizing; as with the hand or other limb.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles) [syn: grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1828 1. the act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping 2. a. mental understanding ; comprehension b. apprehension by the senses

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 grasping, seizing. 2 mental apprehension. Etymology: L prehensio (as PREHENSILE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Prehension Pre*hen"sion, n. [L. prehensio; cf. F. pr['e]hension. See Prehensile.] The act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping, as with the hand or other member.

Moby Thesaurus

abduction, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, bottling up, capture, catch, catching, clairvoyance, collaring, command, comprehension, conception, conceptualization, corking up, coup, dragnet, forcible seizure, foreknowledge, grab, grabbing, grasp, grip, hold, holding, holding in, ideation, inhibition, intellection, intelligence, keeping, kidnapping, locking in, maintenance, mastery, mental grasp, nabbing, picking up, power grab, precognition, preservation, repression, retainment, retention, retentiveness, retentivity, running in, savvy, seizure, seizure of power, snatch, snatching, suppression, taking in, taking into custody, tenacity, understanding, wisdom




 


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