apprehension n
labour v

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  • appréhension — [ apreɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1265; lat. apprehensio ♦ Action d appréhender. 1 ♦ Vx Fait de saisir par l esprit. ⇒ compréhension. « L appréhension, je l ai lente et embrouillée » (Montaigne). Philos. Opération par laquelle l esprit atteint un objet de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • apprehension — (n.) perception, comprehension, late 14c., from O.Fr. apprehension or directly from L. apprehensionem (nom. apprehensio), noun of action from pp. stem of apprehendere (see APPREHEND (Cf. apprehend)). Sense of seizure on behalf of authority is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • apprehension — n. foreboding fear 1) to express; feel; show apprehension 2) to allay one s apprehension (s) 3) grave apprehension 4) apprehension for (we felt apprehension for their safety) conception 5) under an apprehension * * * [ˌæprɪ henʃ(ə)n] feel show… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Apprehension — Ap pre*hen sion, n. [L. apprehensio: cf. F. appr[ e]hension. See {Apprehend}.] 1. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of seizing or taking by legal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apprehension — ap·pre·hen·sion /ˌa pri hen chən/ n: arrest Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. apprehension …   Law dictionary

  • APPRÉHENSION — n. f. Action de saisir les choses par l’esprit. Ce jeune homme a l’appréhension très vive. En termes de Logique, il signifie Idée qu’on prend d’une chose sans en porter alors aucun jugement. La simple appréhension est la première opération de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • apprehension — [ap΄rəhen′shən] n. [ME apprehencioun < LL apprehensio: see APPREHEND] 1. capture or arrest 2. mental grasp; perception or understanding 3. a judgment or opinion 4. an anxious feeling of foreboding; dread …   English World dictionary

  • apprehension — n. 1 uneasiness; dread. 2 understanding, grasp. 3 arrest, capture (apprehension of the suspect). 4 an idea; a conception. Etymology: F appreacutehension or LL apprehensio (as APPREHEND, ION) …   Useful english dictionary

  • apprehension — n. 1. Seizure, arrest, capture. 2. Understanding, intellect, intelligence, mind, reason. 3. Notice, simple taking in, mere reception, taking the point, getting the meaning, understanding. 4. Conception, the mind s eye. See imagination. 5.… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • apprehension — n 1. fear, foreboding, presentiment, premonition, prescience, presage; anxiety, dread, worry, disquiet, solicitude, care, concern; misgiving/ uncertainty, suspicion, mistrust, distrust, qualm; uneasiness, apprehensiveness, Inf. butterflies,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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