including all the necessary facts, details, or problems that need to be dealt with [= thorough]:
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! 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.
a thorough and comprehensive review of the case
a comprehensive study of alcoholism
car insurance that pays for damage whether it is caused by you or someone else
a system of education in Britain in which children of different abilities go to the same school and are taught together
No system has failed as comprehensively as the prison system.
—comprehensiveness noun [uncountable]