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noun understanding pronunciation in American English /ˌʌndərˈstændɪŋ/
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pluralunderstandings
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] knowledge about a particular subject, process, or situation
    understanding of:

    The course will help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself.

    If you are using this software, it’s helpful to have some understanding of basic design principles.

  2. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] an agreement made in an informal way or not expressed in words
    come to/reach an understanding:

    He was glad he and Betty had come to an understanding.

    have an understanding (with someone):

    We have an understanding with them that we won’t compete directly.

  3. 4
    [countable/uncountable] the particular way in which you understand the meaning of something

    My understanding is that we have not yet made any final decisions.

  4. 5
    [uncountable] the ability to understand things

    A child with sufficient understanding may sometimes be asked to give a statement.

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