W3 [ˌkɔmprıˈhensıv US ˌka:m-] adj
1.) including all the necessary facts, details, or problems that need to be dealt with
We offer our customers a comprehensive range of financial products.
a comprehensive guide to British hotels and restaurants
The following guidelines do not aim to be totally comprehensive.
comprehensive review/study/survey/account etc
a thorough and comprehensive review of the case
a comprehensive study of alcoholism
2.) comprehensive insurance/cover/policy
car insurance that pays for damage whether it is caused by you or someone else
3.) comprehensive education/system
a system of education in Britain in which children of different abilities go to the same school and are taught together
>comprehensively adv
No system has failed as comprehensively as the prison system.
>comprehensiveness n [U]
HINT sense 1
Do not confuse with comprehensible (=possible to understand) or understanding (=sympathetic about people's problems): His report was barely comprehensible. |My parents are very understanding.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.