comprehensive

When you want to describe something that includes all or most details, you can use the adjective comprehensive. If you get the comprehensive treatment at a spa, it might include massage, manicure and a facial.

Comprehensive is from Latin comprehensivus, from comprehensus, the source of English comprehend. In business, comprehensive insurance is insurance that covers a broad range, offering protection against most risks of a certain type. It applies mainly to car insurance.

DEFINITIONS OF: comprehensive

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adj including all or everything

comprehensive coverage”
“a comprehensive history of the revolution”
“a comprehensive survey”
“a comprehensive education”
Synonyms
complete
having every necessary or normal part or component or step
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide
broad in scope or content
all-around, all-round, well-rounded
many-sided
citywide
occurring or extending throughout a city
countywide
occurring or extending throughout a county
countrywide, nationwide
occurring or extending throughout a country or nation
cosmopolitan, ecumenical, general, oecumenical, universal, world-wide, worldwide
of worldwide scope or applicability
door-to-door, house-to-house
omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next
encyclopaedic, encyclopedic
broad in scope or content
large
having broad power and range and scope
omnibus
providing for many things at once
plenary
full in all respects
spaciotemporal, spatiotemporal
existing in both space and time; having both spatial extension and temporal duration
schoolwide
occurring or extending throughout a school
statewide
occurring or extending throughout a state
super
including more than a specified category
umbrella
covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups
general
applying to all or most members of a category or group
broad, wide
having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
Antonyms:
incomprehensive, noncomprehensive
not comprehensive
limited
including only a part
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adj broad in scope

“a comprehensive survey of world affairs”
Synonyms
inclusive
including much or everything; and especially including stated limits

n an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge

Synonyms:
comp, comprehensive examination
Type of:
exam, examination, test
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
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