from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Deep, extensive learning. See Synonyms at knowledge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Profound knowledge, especially that based on learning and scholarship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of instructing; the result of thorough instruction; the state of being erudite or learned; the acquisitions gained by extensive reading or study; particularly, learning in literature or criticism, as distinct from the sciences; scholarship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Learning; scholarship; knowledge gained by study or from books and instruction; particularly, learning in literature, history, antiquities, and languages, as distinct from knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences.
- n. Synonyms Learning, Scholarship, Lore, etc. See literature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. profound scholarly knowledge
From Latin eruditio ("an instructing, learning, erudition"), from erudire ("to instruct, educate, cultivate", literally "free from rudeness"), from e ("out") + rudis ("rude"). (Wiktionary)