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Dictionary definition for: Apprehension

1. (n) fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

2. (n) the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

3. (n) painful expectation

4. (n) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

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