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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. The Washington Post:

    Reading the traditionally dense intelligence book is not Trump's preferred 'style of learning,' according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

  2. Jane Pearce:

    I'm fearful for what the people may suffer and for what destruction may be leveled against a really beautiful city that has been a center of culture and learning for centuries, i feel confident that the organization will do its best to make sure that the people get the assistance that they need.

  3. Nathan Mills:

    This is where Michael Davidson grew up, this is where Michael Davidson started learning about the ferries and where Michael Davidson probably wanted to become a captain... watching these ferries go by every day.

  4. Oprah Winfrey:

    I am who I am today because of the experience of learning to read at an early age. Reading opened up a whole world for me beyond the red dirt road and my grandmother's porch in Mississippi, i want to do that for everybody. And the opportunity to do this with Apple, to speak to people all over the world about the pleasures, the excitement, the tension, the drama that a good book can bring you... I don't know what's better than that.

  5. Lukwesa Morin:

    This is life, a pattern of renewal, growth, and change. None of us are really ever the same over the course of a lifetime. The tragedy is not learning the lessons within the experiences we have.

Images & Illustrations of learning

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