What does learning mean?

Definitions for learning
ˈlɜr nɪŋlearn·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word learning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. learning, acquisition(noun)

    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

    "the child's acquisition of language"

  2. eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship, encyclopedism, encyclopaedism(noun)

    profound scholarly knowledge

Wiktionary

  1. learning(Noun)

    An act in which something is learned.

    Learning to ride a unicycle sounds exciting.

  2. learning(Noun)

    Accumulated knowledge.

    The department head was also a scholar of great learning.

  3. learning(Noun)

    Something that has been learned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Learning

    of Learn

  2. Learning(noun)

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

  3. Learning(noun)

    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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce learning?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say learning in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Thom Tillis:

    Those are people nitpicking on smaller subjects that people are going to be looking at in totality, it's no different than when you criticize a governor for saying( a storm) is going to make landfall here, but it was 100 miles up the road. ... As the President, you're trying to give people optimism, because that alone can help improve the situation. But we're learning a lot. We're revising things, and I don't criticize him or our governor for making changes in their estimates and their predictions.

  2. Jack Dorsey on Wednesday:

    Somewhere along the line our relationship with the developers got a little complicated, we are going to reset our relations and we want to make sure that we are learning, that we are listening and that we are rebooting.

  3. Christiana Figueres:

    I would call on you to devote urgent attention to scaling this action up and look forward to learning about progress later in the year.

  4. Alexander Pope, An essay on Criticism:

    A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.

  5. Emilie Blanton:

    While it is important that administrators, teachers and students make their voices heard about issues related to public education policy, advocacy should under no circumstances be putting a stop to learning for entire communities. i think its an intimidation tactic.

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