Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill.
  • noun Knowledge or skill gained through schooling or study. synonym: knowledge.
  • noun Psychology Behavioral modification especially through experience or conditioning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of acquiring knowledge.
  • noun Systematic knowledge; the information gained from books and instruction; education in general: as, a branch of learning; a low state of learning.
  • noun Specifically, profound or extensive literary and scientific culture; erudition: as, a man of learning.
  • noun That which is learned by study of or application to a particular subject; special knowledge or skill: as, to be deeply versed in the learning of an art or a profession; military or mercantile learning.
  • noun Synonyms and Scholarship, Erudition, etc. (see literature); attainments, acquirements.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The acquisition of knowledge or skill
  • noun The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science.
  • noun See under Book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of learn.
  • noun uncountable An act in which something is learned.
  • noun uncountable Accumulated knowledge.
  • noun countable Something that has been learned

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  • noun profound scholarly knowledge

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Examples

  • As I take the matter, neither philosophy, nor any part of learning, is more necessary to poetry, (which, if you will believe the same author, is “the sum of all learning”) than to know the theory of light, and the several proportions and diversifications of it in particular colours, is to a good painter.

    A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet

  • And though this poor Friar does not appear to have been very successful in this particular instance; if we take into account the fact that 'the Tragedy was the thing,' and that nothing but a tragedy would serve his purpose, and that all his learning was converged on that _effect_; if we take into account the fact that this is a scientific experiment, and that the characters are sacrificed for the sake of the useful conclusions, the success will not perhaps appear so questionable as to throw any discredit upon this new theory of the applicability of _learning_ to questions of this nature.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • •reading assignments •access the learning materials •Students know the general scope of • learning materials •access the reading the learning unit •learning activities •Students start thinking about the assignments •assignments •access the supplementary learning unit content

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  • The term "learning" hsüeh points directly to the acquisition of knowledge with the belief that knowledge can provide humankind with the tools they need to understand themselves and their world.

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