WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ap•pre•hen•sion /ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən/USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. suspicion or fear of future trouble;
    foreboding: [countable]had apprehensions about the upcoming meeting.[uncountable]I was filled with apprehension.
  2. [uncountable] ability to understand:her apprehension of the dangerous situation.
  3. [uncountable] the act of arresting; seizure:prompt apprehension of criminals.
  4. See -prehend-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

apprehension /ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən/ n
  1. fear or anxiety over what may happen
  2. the act of capturing or arresting
  3. the faculty of comprehending; understanding
  4. a notion or conception

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