learning
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the act or experience of one that learns 2. knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study 3. modification of a behavioral tendency by experience (as exposure to conditioning) Synonyms: see knowledge

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  • learning — /lerr ning/, n. 1. knowledge acquired by systematic study in any field of scholarly application. 2. the act or process of acquiring knowledge or skill. 3. Psychol. the modification of behavior through practice, training, or experience. [bef. 900; …   Universalium

  • learning — noun 1 process of learning sth ADJECTIVE ▪ effective, successful ▪ a model for effective learning ▪ independent ▪ distance (= by correspondence course) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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