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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comprehensive \Com`pre*hen"sive\, a. [Cf. F. compr['e]hensif.]
     1. Including much; comprising many things; having a wide
        scope or a full view.
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              A very comprehensive definition.      --Bentley.
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              Large and comprehensive idea.         --Channing.
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     2. Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.
        "His comprehensive head." --Pope.
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     3. (Zool.) Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic
        of several diverse groups.
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     Note: The term is applied chiefly to early fossil groups
           which have a combination of structures that appear in
           more fully developed or specialized forms in later
           groups. Synthetic, as used by Agassiz, is nearly
     Syn: Extensive; wide; large; full; compendious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a
             comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a
             comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education" [ant:
             incomprehensive, noncomprehensive]
      2: broad in scope; "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"
      n 1: an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in
           some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in
           English literature" [syn: comprehensive examination,
           comprehensive, comp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "comprehensive":
     absolute, across-the-board, aggregate, all, all-comprehensive,
     all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, all-out,
     all-pervading, ample, blanket, born, broad, broad-based, capacious,
     clean, clear, coincident, compact, compendious, complete,
     concurrent, congenital, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct,
     consequential, considerable, consummate, copious, corporate, deep,
     deep-dyed, downright, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, encompassing,
     encyclopedic, entire, exhaustive, expansive, extensive, full,
     generous, global, grand, grave, great, gross, heavy, holistic,
     inclusive, integral, integrated, intense, intensive, irresistible,
     joined, joint, main, maximum, mighty, omnibus, omnipresent, one,
     one and indivisible, out-and-out, outright, over-all, overall,
     panoramic, perfect, pervasive, plain, plenary, plumb, powerful,
     pure, radical, regular, serious, sheer, spacious, straight, strong,
     sweeping, synoptic, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through,
     total, ubiquitous, unconditional, universal, unmitigated,
     unqualified, unreserved, unrestricted, utter, veritable,
     voluminous, whole, wholesale, wide, without exception,
     without omission

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     An early system on MIT's Whirlwind.
     [Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].

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