♦♦♦comprehensives1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is comprehensive includes everything that is needed or relevant.
The Rough Guide to Nepal is a comprehensive guide to the region.Syn:Ant:2) N-COUNT: oft in names after n In Britain, a comprehensive is a state school in which children of all abilities are taught together.
...Birmingham's inner-city comprehensives...
She taught French at Cheam Comprehensive in South London.ADJ: ADJ nComprehensive is also an adjective.
He left comprehensive school at the age of 16. ...Rushcliffe Comprehensive School.
English dictionary. 2008.