Definition of learning in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught.

    ‘these children experienced difficulties in learning’
    [as modifier] ‘an important learning process’
    • ‘A pledge of $250,000 has been made in the coming territory budget, to improve interactive distance learning.’
    • ‘The program includes a clear mission statement focusing on the school counselor's role in supporting student learning and achievement.’
    • ‘The site is intended to help you improve your learning of the English language.’
    • ‘Each fast-paced presentation is designed to maximize your time and enhance your learning.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And the moment they are born one's own learning process starts all over again.’
    • ‘You still need the sequential, programmed, methodical approach to your child's overall learning.’
    • ‘It may just be apples and oranges; as researchers well know, the study of learning can be maddeningly complicated.’
    • ‘The school is very spacious and bright and will enhance the learning of pupils.’
    • ‘Mimetic adoption is a rather limited form of organizational learning from the experience of others.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Creative thinking, innovative material, and student-centered learning have not been encouraged.’
    • ‘Her learning of English empowers her, but also affects her judgment.’
    • ‘Courses that emphasized crop production, pest management, and courses that emphasized experiential learning were frequently listed.’
    • ‘As such, the results underscore the importance of an instructional approach that encourages active learning.’
    • ‘Distance education facilitates lifelong learning, a major factor for all professionals in knowledge intensive fields.’
    study, studying, education, schooling, tuition, teaching, academic work, instruction, training
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    1. 1.1Knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught.
      ‘I liked to parade my learning in front of my sisters’
      • ‘Share some learning / knowledge/information that you think is necessary in making a relationship work.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There have also been extraordinary achievements when intelligent faith, deep learning, and imaginative wisdom have come together.’
      • ‘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 was in this London bookshop that Faraday acquired his learning, reading what he bound.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Leaders continually acquire new knowledge and abilities and pass their learning on to others around them.’
      • ‘All learning and knowledge is supposed to represent culture.’
      • ‘An urbane man who wears his intellectual learning lightly, he retires next year, when he will be 60.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It is your collective learning, your know-how and bank of experience.’
      • ‘Their collective learning is immense, and is deployed without pity.’
      scholarship, knowledge, education, erudition, culture, intellect, academic attainment, acquirements, enlightenment, illumination, edification, book learning, insight, information, understanding, sageness, wisdom, sophistication
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Old English leornung (see learn, -ing).