- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. inclusive, extensive, exhaustive, broad, wide, compendious, synoptic, sweeping, widespread, far-reaching, comprising, containing, all-embracing, all-inclusive, complete, thorough, discursive, encyclopedic, full, general, expansive, overall, blanket, umbrella; see also absolute 1 , general 1 , large 1 , 2 , whole 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.all-inclusive, extensive, exhaustive, thorough, complete, encyclopedic, sweeping, *across the board, in depth, umbrella.ANT.: limited, narrow, exclusiveIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Covering a wide scope: all-around, all-inclusive, all-round, broad, broad-spectrum, expansive, extended, extensive, far-ranging, far-reaching, general, global, inclusive, large, overall, sweeping, wide-ranging, wide-reaching, widespread. See SPECIFIC.
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comprehensive — com·pre·hen·sive /ˌkäm pri hen siv/ adj: covering completely or broadly a comprehensive insurance policy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. comprehensive … Law dictionary
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comprehensive — containing much, 1610s, from Fr. comprehénsif, from L.L. comprehensivus, from comprehens , pp. stem of L. comprehendere (see COMPREHEND (Cf. comprehend)). Related: Comprehensively (mid 15c.); comprehensiveness … Etymology dictionary
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