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Webster 1913 Edition


Learning

Learn′ing

,
Noun.
[AS.
leornung
.]
1.
The acquisition of knowledge or skill;
as, the
learning
of languages; the
learning
of telegraphy.
2.
The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science;
as, he is a man of great
learning
.
Syn. – Literature; erudition; lore; scholarship; science; letters. See
Literature
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Learning

LEARNING

,
ppr.
lern'ing. Gaining knowledge by instruction or reading, by study, by experience or observation; acquiring skill by practice.

LEARNING

,
Noun.
lern'ing.
1.
The knowledge of principles or facts received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science. The Scaligers were men of great learning.
[This is the proper sense of the word.]
2.
Knowledge acquired by experience, experiment or observation.
3.
Skill in anything good or bad.

Definition 2022


learning

learning

English

Noun

learning (usually uncountable, plural learnings)

  1. (uncountable) An act in which something is learned.
  2. (uncountable) Accumulated knowledge.
    The department head was also a scholar of great learning.
  3. (countable) Something that has been learned
    • 2007 April 5, Stuart Elliott, “Online Experiment for Print Magazine”, in New York Times:
      “We’ll take the learnings and apply them to the rest of our business.”

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learning

  1. present participle of learn
    I'm learning to ride a unicycle.

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