1. The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages.

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. Book learning.

Synonyms: literature, erudition, lore, scholarship, science

Origin: AS. Leornung.

(01 Mar 1998)

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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. Book learning. See Book.

Synonyms: Literature, erudition, lore, scholarship, science, letters. See Literature.

Origin: AS. Leornung.

(01 Mar 1998)