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Definition for: APPREHENSION

apprehension
(n.) The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension.
(n.) The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped.
(n.) The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
(n.) Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
(n.) The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension.
(n.) Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil.