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Understanding

A general term referring to an agreement, either express or implied, written or oral.

The term understanding is an ambiguous one; in order to determine whether a particular understanding would constitute a contract that is legally binding on the parties involved, the circumstances must be examined to discover whether a meeting of the minds and an intent to be bound occurred.

Cross-references

Meeting of Minds.

understanding

(Agreement), noun accord, alliance, arrangement, common view, compact, compliance, concord, concordance, congruence, contract, cooperation, covenant, harmony, meeting of minds, mutual pledge, pact, rapport, unanimity
Associated concepts: express understanding, understanding of the parties
Foreign phrases: Conventio facit legem.An agreement creetes the law, i.e. the parties to a binding contract will be held to their promises.

understanding

(Comprehension), noun apprehension, assimilation, awareness, conception, discernment, grasp, ingenium, insight, intelligence, mens, mental ability, perception, power to underrtand, prehension, realization, reason, recognition, sense, wisdom
Associated concepts: intent, want of understanding
Foreign phrases: Sermones semper accipiendi sunt seeundum subjectam materiam, et conditionem personnrum.Language is always to be understood according to its subject matter and the condition of the person. Probationes debent esse evidentes, id est, perspicuae et faciles intelligi. Proofs ought to be evident, that is, clear and easily understood. Quod tacite intelligitur deesse non videtur. What is tacitly understood does not appear to be wanting.

understanding

(Tolerance), noun acceptance, benevolence, charitableness, compassion, consideration, empathy, good will, humanity, kindliness, lack of prejudice, mercy, patience, sensitivity, sufferance, sympathy, toleration
See also: accord, accordance, adjustment, agreement, apprehension, attornment, bargain, belief, benevolence, benevolent, caliber, charitable, cognition, cognizant, common sense, compact, comprehension, concept, conciliation, concordance, conscious, consideration, consortium, construction, contract, conviction, covenant, deal, discerning, discernment, discrimination, estimate, experience, feeling, humanity, idea, inference, information, insight, intellect, intelligence, judgment, juridical, knowing, knowledge, league, lenience, lenient, longanimity, notion, omniscient, option, pact, patient, perception, perceptive, perspicacious, persuasion, placable, policy, promise, protocol, provision, quid pro quo, rapport, rapprochement, rational, realization, reason, receptive, reconciliation, sagacity, sane, sanity, scienter, sense, sensible, sensitive, settlement, specialty, stipulation, term, tolerance, treaty, vicarious
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At the 1st grade level, performance showed stronger correlations with the general measures of word recognition, listening comprehension and the CR, SC, WN and CI items of WNw-RCT, respectively, all with moderate coefficients.
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In his work with native Chilean Spanish listeners and regarding the actual perception mistakes, Vivanco (1979) concluded after his revision of the literature about listening comprehension of "native listeners of English", the following types of decoding mistakes:
This all brings up the complexity of the listening skill; nevertheless, the way listening comprehension is taught might make the needed skills even more difficult to acquire.
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This test includes the following subtests: (1) Letter name knowledge, (2) Letter sound knowledge; (3) Phonemic awareness, (4) Familiar word reading, (5) Unfamiliar nonword reading, (6) Passage oral reading and comprehension, (7) Listening comprehension, and (8) Dictation.