Understanding Defined
From 'Role Of Morality' a chapter of 'A Study Of Our Decline' by P Atkinson (10/3/2016)

Understanding— is the bestowing of meaning upon observations.

Meaning—is the realisation obtained by applying beliefs about:

1. Right and Wrong (Religion)— which Control the Understanding by dictating what to do and what not to do, and is the morality of the understanding:

2. Cause and Effect (Science)— decided by the beliefs that are the experience, or knowledge, of the understanding. They are collected and refined throughout the life of the understanding and stored in memory. This accumulation of knowledge allows the recognition of patterns in the knowledge, which result in the development of Abstract Tools that enhance the power of the understanding, such as: Recognition of truth from falsity; Logic; Mathematics.

Exists— as a Language.