Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill.
  • n. Knowledge or skill gained through schooling or study. See Synonyms at knowledge.
  • n. Psychology Behavioral modification especially through experience or conditioning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of learn.
  • n. An act in which something is learned.
  • n. Accumulated knowledge.
  • n. Something that has been learned

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of acquiring knowledge.
  • n. Systematic knowledge; the information gained from books and instruction; education in general: as, a branch of learning; a low state of learning.
  • n. Specifically, profound or extensive literary and scientific culture; erudition: as, a man of learning.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Synonyms and Scholarship, Erudition, etc. (see literature); attainments, acquirements.

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

  • n. the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  • n. 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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  • Before the 1960s, the term learning disabilities LD was unknown.

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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.

    Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.: Back To School With Confucius

  • 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.

    Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.: Back To School With Confucius

  • Yes; I was being flippant, and yes the term learning difficulties, is intended to cover as Dixon has stated “but is applied to people with very specific conditions such as Downs syndrome” and as Fergus would have it “covers a fair bit of waterfront”.

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  • When re-thinking curriculum, how about throwing it out, putting in learning, letting the learners make the curriculum, and then analyzing whether the learning is happening?

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  • But identifying and cataloging all the genes involved in learning is a daunting task.

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  • For the United States, salvation lies in learning from the mistake, in looking at it clearly and being honest about it.

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