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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles);
[syn: grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prehension \Pre*hen"sion\, n. [L. prehensio; cf. F. pr['e]hension. See Prehensile.] The act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping, as with the hand or other member. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prehension n 1: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles) [syn: grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "prehension": abduction, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, bottling up, capture, catch, catching, clairvoyance, collaring, command, comprehension, conception, conceptualization, corking up, coup, dragnet, forcible seizure, foreknowledge, grab, grabbing, grasp, grip, hold, holding, holding in, ideation, inhibition, intellection, intelligence, keeping, kidnapping, locking in, maintenance, mastery, mental grasp, nabbing, picking up, power grab, precognition, preservation, repression, retainment, retention, retentiveness, retentivity, running in, savvy, seizure, seizure of power, snatch, snatching, suppression, taking in, taking into custody, tenacity, understanding, wisdom
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PREHENSION. The lawful taking of a thing with an intent to, assert a right in it.