Etymology
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prehension (n.)

1530s, "seizure, arrest," from Latin prehensionem (nominative prehensio) "a seizing," noun of action from past-participle stem of prehendere "to catch hold of, seize" (from prae- "before," see pre-, + -hendere, from PIE root *ghend- "to seize, take"). Prison is a doublet. Use in philosophy is from 1925.

updated on October 17, 2020

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Definitions of prehension from WordNet

prehension (n.)
the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles);
Synonyms: grasping / taking hold / seizing
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