Definition of prehensive in English:

prehensive

adjective

  • 1Capable of grasping or holding; = "prehensile".

  • 2Psychology and Philosophy. Relating to or involving a subject's apprehension of objects or events (which may or may not involve cognition); designating or relating to the interaction that exists between a subject and an entity or event.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Taylor (1787–1865), writer on theology, artist, and inventor. From classical Latin prehēns-, past participial stem of prehendere prehend + -ive.

Pronunciation

prehensive

/prɪˈhɛnsɪv/