Definition of learning in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləːnɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught: these children experienced difficulties in learning [as modifier]: an important learning process
More example sentences
  • But presentations by experts in the teaching and learning process facilitated our efforts.
  • It may just be apples and oranges; as researchers well know, the study of learning can be maddeningly complicated.
  • A pledge of $250,000 has been made in the coming territory budget, to improve interactive distance learning.
research, investigation
British informal swotting
1.1Knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught: I liked to parade my learning in front of my sisters
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  • It was in this London bookshop that Faraday acquired his learning, reading what he bound.
  • Share some learning / knowledge/information that you think is necessary in making a relationship work.
  • Leaders continually acquire new knowledge and abilities and pass their learning on to others around them.
scholarship, knowledge, education, erudition, culture, intellect, academic attainment, acquirements, enlightenment, illumination, edification, book learning, insight, information, understanding, sageness, wisdom, sophistication;


Old English leornung (see learn, -ing1).

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