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’
    • ‘And the moment they are born one's own learning process starts all over again.’
    • ‘If experiential learning is properly implemented, learners are definitely not passive recipients of knowledge.’
    • ‘The educational system emphasizes rote learning and memorization, rather than analytical thinking.’
    • ‘A number of master piano teachers have promoted cooperative learning for students in small group settings.’
    • ‘The agency offered numerous classes, films, and other learning opportunities on a regular basis.’
    • ‘Mimetic adoption is a rather limited form of organizational learning from the experience of others.’
    • ‘Future research should be directed at more careful examination of these learning processes.’
    • ‘But presentations by experts in the teaching and learning process facilitated our efforts.’
    • ‘You still need the sequential, programmed, methodical approach to your child's overall learning.’
    • ‘Courses that emphasized crop production, pest management, and courses that emphasized experiential learning were frequently listed.’
    • ‘The program includes a clear mission statement focusing on the school counselor's role in supporting student learning and achievement.’
    • ‘A pledge of $250,000 has been made in the coming territory budget, to improve interactive distance learning.’
    • ‘It may just be apples and oranges; as researchers well know, the study of learning can be maddeningly complicated.’
    • ‘The site is intended to help you improve your learning of the English language.’
    • ‘Her learning of English empowers her, but also affects her judgment.’
    • ‘Creative thinking, innovative material, and student-centered learning have not been encouraged.’
    • ‘Distance education facilitates lifelong learning, a major factor for all professionals in knowledge intensive fields.’
    • ‘The school is very spacious and bright and will enhance the learning of pupils.’
    • ‘Each fast-paced presentation is designed to maximize your time and enhance your learning.’
    • ‘As such, the results underscore the importance of an instructional approach that encourages active learning.’
    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’
      • ‘It was in this London bookshop that Faraday acquired his learning, reading what he bound.’
      • ‘Their collective learning is immense, and is deployed without pity.’
      • ‘There have also been extraordinary achievements when intelligent faith, deep learning, and imaginative wisdom have come together.’
      • ‘Share some learning / knowledge/information that you think is necessary in making a relationship work.’
      • ‘I am often highly impressed with the intelligence and learning of the military officers I meet at security conferences.’
      • ‘He would murmur a quiet corrective now and then, or insert an informative note, but never parade his learning.’
      • ‘It is your collective learning, your know-how and bank of experience.’
      • ‘His team of experts wear their learning lightly and the information is presented with admirable clarity.’
      • ‘Many contributors were Trinity graduates, parading classical learning and disdain for the vulgar.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘An urbane man who wears his intellectual learning lightly, he retires next year, when he will be 60.’
      • ‘All learning and knowledge is supposed to represent culture.’
      • ‘Leaders continually acquire new knowledge and abilities and pass their learning on to others around them.’
      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/