erudition
erudition er`u*di"tion ([e^]r`[-u]*d[i^]sh"[u^]n), n. [L. eruditio: cf. F. ['e]rudition.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The management of a young lady's person is not be overlooked, but the erudition of her mind is much more to be regarded. --Steele. [1913 Webster]

The gay young gentleman whose erudition sat so easily upon him. --Macaulay.

Syn: Literature; learning. See {Literature}. [1913 Webster]


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  • érudition — [ erydisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1495; lat. eruditio « enseignement », de erudire → érudit 1 ♦ Vx Instruction, savoir. 2 ♦ (après 1650) Mod. Savoir approfondi fondé sur l étude des sources historiques, des documents, des textes. ⇒ connaissance , 2. culture …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Erudition — Érudition Pour les articles homonymes, voir Érudit. Un chercheur érudit. L’érudition désigne une grande étendue de savoir conférant une connaissance profonde …   Wikipédia en Français

  • erudition — Erudition. s. f. Scavoir, connoissance dans les belles lettres. Grande, profonde, rare, singuliere érudition. il est homme d érudition. il a de l érudition, beaucoup d érudition. Erudition, signifie aussi, Remarque, recherche sçavante, curieuse.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Erudition — (lat.), gelehrte Bildung, Gelehrsamkeit …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Erudition — (lat.), gelehrte Bildung, Gelehrsamkeit; erudieren, bilden, unterrichten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • erudition — index comprehension, education, information (knowledge), knowledge (learning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • érudition — ÉRUDITION: La mépriser comme étant la marque d un esprit étroit …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • erudition — c.1400, instruction, education, from L. eruditionem (nom. eruditio) an instructing, noun of action from pp. stem of erudire (see ERUDITE (Cf. erudite)). Meaning learning, scholarship is from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • erudition — learning, scholarship, *knowledge, science, information, lore …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • erudition — [n] higher education bookishness, brains, cultivation, culture, enlightenment, intellectuality, knowledge, learnedness, learning, letters, literacy, lore, pedantry, refinement, savvy, scholarliness, scholarship, science, studiousness; concepts… …   New thesaurus

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