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Noun apprehension has 4 senses
  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread - fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
    --1 is a kind of fear, fearfulness, fright
    --1 has particulars:
     trepidation; foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding; suspense; gloom, gloominess, somberness; chill, pall
    Derived form: verb apprehend3
  2. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
    --2 is a kind of knowing
    --2 has particulars:
     comprehension; self-knowledge; smattering; appreciation, grasp, hold; grasping; hindsight; insight, brainstorm, brainwave; realization, realisation, recognition
    Derived form: verb apprehend1
  3. apprehension, misgiving - painful expectation
    --3 is a kind of expectation, outlook, prospect
    Derived form: verb apprehend3
  4. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody - the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
    --4 is a kind of capture, gaining control, seizure
    Derived form: verb apprehend2
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