Definition of learning in English:

learning

noun

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’
    • ‘Each fast-paced presentation is designed to maximize your time and enhance your learning.’
    • ‘The school is very spacious and bright and will enhance the learning of pupils.’
    • ‘Her learning of English empowers her, but also affects her judgment.’
    • ‘As such, the results underscore the importance of an instructional approach that encourages active learning.’
    • ‘Courses that emphasized crop production, pest management, and courses that emphasized experiential learning were frequently listed.’
    • ‘Distance education facilitates lifelong learning, a major factor for all professionals in knowledge intensive fields.’
    • ‘The site is intended to help you improve your learning of the English language.’
    • ‘You still need the sequential, programmed, methodical approach to your child's overall learning.’
    • ‘And the moment they are born one's own learning process starts all over again.’
    • ‘The agency offered numerous classes, films, and other learning opportunities on a regular basis.’
    • ‘If experiential learning is properly implemented, learners are definitely not passive recipients of knowledge.’
    • ‘Future research should be directed at more careful examination of these learning processes.’
    • ‘It may just be apples and oranges; as researchers well know, the study of learning can be maddeningly complicated.’
    • ‘The educational system emphasizes rote learning and memorization, rather than analytical thinking.’
    • ‘A pledge of $250,000 has been made in the coming territory budget, to improve interactive distance learning.’
    • ‘A number of master piano teachers have promoted cooperative learning for students in small group settings.’
    • ‘But presentations by experts in the teaching and learning process facilitated our efforts.’
    • ‘The program includes a clear mission statement focusing on the school counselor's role in supporting student learning and achievement.’
    • ‘Mimetic adoption is a rather limited form of organizational learning from the experience of others.’
    • ‘Creative thinking, innovative material, and student-centered learning have not been encouraged.’
    study, studying, education, schooling, tuition, teaching, academic work, instruction, training
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    1. 1.1 Knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught.
      ‘I liked to parade my learning in front of my sisters’
      • ‘Leaders continually acquire new knowledge and abilities and pass their learning on to others around them.’
      • ‘His team of experts wear their learning lightly and the information is presented with admirable clarity.’
      • ‘It is your collective learning, your know-how and bank of experience.’
      • ‘They had no choice but to stay on in Asia, intermingling with the local peoples, and leavening Indian learning with Greek philosophy and classical ideas.’
      • ‘I think it's a marvellous tool and it's great that we all have instant access to so much information, knowledge and learning at our fingertips.’
      • ‘He would murmur a quiet corrective now and then, or insert an informative note, but never parade his learning.’
      • ‘Their collective learning is immense, and is deployed without pity.’
      • ‘Many contributors were Trinity graduates, parading classical learning and disdain for the vulgar.’
      • ‘There have also been extraordinary achievements when intelligent faith, deep learning, and imaginative wisdom have come together.’
      • ‘All learning and knowledge is supposed to represent culture.’
      • ‘I am often highly impressed with the intelligence and learning of the military officers I meet at security conferences.’
      • ‘An urbane man who wears his intellectual learning lightly, he retires next year, when he will be 60.’
      • ‘Share some learning / knowledge/information that you think is necessary in making a relationship work.’
      • ‘It was in this London bookshop that Faraday acquired his learning, reading what he bound.’
      scholarship, knowledge, education, erudition, culture, intellect, academic attainment, acquirements, enlightenment, illumination, edification, book learning, insight, information, understanding, sageness, wisdom, sophistication
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Origin

Old English leornung (see learn, -ing).

Pronunciation

learning

/ˈləːnɪŋ/