What does Learning mean?

Definitions for Learning
ˈlɜr nɪŋLearn·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. learning, acquisitionnoun

    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

    "the child's acquisition of language"

  2. eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship, encyclopedism, encyclopaedismnoun

    profound scholarly knowledge


  1. learningnoun

    An act in which something is learned.

    Learning to ride a unicycle sounds exciting.

  2. learningnoun

    Accumulated knowledge.

    The department head was also a scholar of great learning.

  3. learningnoun

    Something that has been learned

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Learningnoun

    Etymology: from learn.

    Learning hath its infancy, when it is almost childish; then its youth, when luxuriant and juvenile; then its strength of years, when solid; and, lastly, its old age, when dry and exhaust. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    To tongue or pudding thou hast no pretence,
    Learning thy talent is, but mine is sense. Matthew Prior.

    As Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, so it is manifest from this chapter, that St. Paul was a great master in all the learning of the Greeks. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    An art of contradiction by way of scorn, a learning wherewith we were long sithence forewarned, that the miserable times whereunto we are fallen should abound. Richard Hooker.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Learning

    of Learn

  2. Learningnoun

    the acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy

  3. Learningnoun

    the knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning


  1. Learning

    Learning is acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information. The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals and some machines. Progress over time tends to follow learning curves. Learning is not compulsory; it is contextual. It does not happen all at once, but builds upon and is shaped by what we already know. To that end, learning may be viewed as a process, rather than a collection of factual and procedural knowledge. Learning produces changes in the organism and the changes produced are relatively permanent. Human learning may occur as part of education, personal development, schooling, or training. It may be goal-oriented and may be aided by motivation. The study of how learning occurs is part of neuropsychology, educational psychology, learning theory, and pedagogy. Learning may occur as a result of habituation or classical conditioning, seen in many animal species, or as a result of more complex activities such as play, seen only in relatively intelligent animals. Learning may occur consciously or without conscious awareness. Learning that an aversive event can't be avoided nor escaped is called learned helplessness. There is evidence for human behavioral learning prenatally, in which habituation has been observed as early as 32 weeks into gestation, indicating that the central nervous system is sufficiently developed and primed for learning and memory to occur very early on in development.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Learning

    Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.

Editors Contribution

  1. learning

    To learn, feel, know and understand intuitively.

    They knew their learning would contribute to the forward movement and they both looked forward to their wedding day together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1875

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2466

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learning' in Nouns Frequency: #858

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Learning in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Learning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Learning in a Sentence

  1. Ricard:

    It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.

  2. Ellen Zimiles:

    Chinese banks are going through a learning curve, they're going to have to come up to standards if they're going to have branches in the United States and Europe.

  3. Peter Jay Hotez:

    We should think of (toxocariasis) at back-to-school time, if this is interfering with learning and you treat it, this is something that could improve learning in the United States.

  4. Fernando Saravia:

    It's better to be here working, learning what things cost in life, than out roaming the streets with nothing to do.

  5. John Flannery:

    People are still learning, obviously. But this doesn't change our view that cell therapy is going to be fundamentally transformative in healthcare.

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