Definition of comprehensively in US English:

comprehensively

adverb

  • 1In a way that includes or deals with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something.

    ‘these books are precisely and comprehensively illustrated’
    ‘a comprehensively equipped vehicle’
    • ‘We plan to address the issue of company size more comprehensively in subsequent surveys.’
    • ‘He does not claim to be comprehensively surveying the field.’
    • ‘To comprehensively address this issue, one needs to first assess the availability of habitat variables in the habitat.’
    • ‘Man-made changes in the environment that can impact animal and plant survival are too numerous to list comprehensively.’
    • ‘The current state of knowledge will be most comprehensively reviewed in the Arctic Council's upcoming climate impact assessment.’
    • ‘This is the first study to comprehensively quantify the dental morphological diversification of North American "ecological carnivores."’
    • ‘The series attempts to cover comprehensively English-language Scottish literature.’
    • ‘When smaller, more powerful computers became available, astronomers were finally able to examine data more comprehensively.’
    • ‘Your average person would normally expect a compilation album to capture a genre as comprehensively as possible.’
    • ‘Although the house has been comprehensively refurbished and upgraded, its character has been preserved.’
    1. 1.1 In a very clear or convincing manner.
      ‘they were comprehensively defeated’
      ‘the public has comprehensively rejected the technology’
      • ‘The union's regional secretary said the workers had comprehensively rejected the proposals.’
      • ‘The image of thumb-sucking is astonishing—the sound of the sucking is comprehensively disturbing.’
      • ‘The award for best display was given to the girls partly for their ability to explain it comprehensively to the judges and other interested parties.’
      • ‘They criticize the film's lack of realism and its failure to portray comprehensively the true brutality of the death camps.’
      • ‘Each of the claims made is comprehensively rebutted by the facts as now published.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, Seabiscuit comprehensively overturned first-round running with Hulkster in the second semifinal.’
      • ‘Girls comprehensively outperformed boys in this year's academics.’
      • ‘What's apparent is that he has comprehensively breached the trust of all those ministers he worked for and broken the civil-service code of conduct.’
      • ‘The club failed to create a clear goalscoring opportunity and were comprehensively outclassed.’
      • ‘They were comprehensively outplayed in most areas, and were it not for the dependability of the goalkeeper, it would have been worse.’
    2. 1.2 (in relation to insurance) in a way that provides cover for most risks.
      ‘she crashed her comprehensively insured vehicle’
      • ‘The claimant is comprehensively insured, and they have paid for repairs to the vehicle on or about April 28 in the sum of $738.90.’
      • ‘An auto insurance company can offer you a comprehensive insurance, and as the name indicates, you will be comprehensively covered.’
      • ‘I have two cars on the policy, both insured comprehensively.’
      • ‘You should not assume that because your car is comprehensively insured, so is your recreation vehicle.’
      • ‘You are doing them a service by being comprehensively insured for coaching in a way that no other cycling organization can duplicate.’

Pronunciation

comprehensively

/ˌkɑmprəˈhɛnsɪvli//ˌkämprəˈhensivlē/