from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Deep, extensive learning. See Synonyms at knowledge.
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- 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
Sometimes the aformentioned erudition is daunting -- I know I'm missing some aspects ...
For people so skilled in erudition, none of them seem to really be able to articulate why any of this activity is important to them.
The erudition is dexterously deployed, with a heartening leaven of demotic obscenity.
ChadLove: I have always lived under the impression that erudition is inocculated at birth in Oklahoma hospitals.
The only way an Okie can achieve erudition is by innoculation!
The Fried Henderson is an approach to problem solving rooted in erudition, experience and a love of World of Warcraft.
Littré, the Learned, who in erudition was né coiffé, has missed this obvious derivation.
I expected a certain erudition, a certain level of scholarship and I have not found it.
As a small tenant farmer's son he was on a level with the daughter of a country doctor, and as a highly-educated man with a university training and with some kind of professional career before him he might, in erudition-loving Scotland, have claimed admission to the highest social order next to the landed gentry.
The first, with all his scholastic endowments, was a man of the world, and a grace to society; the second, though in erudition equally respectable, was wholly lost to the general community, and alive only with his pen and his books.