Understanding

What is Understanding ?

Understanding is noun 1. the ability to understand something My understanding of how the Internet works is severely limited. 2. sympathy for someone else and their problems The boss showed no understanding when she told him about her financial difficulties. The aim is to pro- mote understanding between the two coun- tries. 3. a private agreement We reached an understanding with the lawyers. The un- derstanding was that we would all go to the office after lunch. 4. on the understand- ing that on condition that, provided that We accept the terms of the treaty, on the un- derstanding that it has to be passed by Par- liament. adj sympathetic His under- standing attitude was much appreciated. Antonym unsympathetic

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level