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LEARNING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does learning mean? 

LEARNING (noun)
  The noun LEARNING has 2 senses:

1. the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
2. profound scholarly knowledge

  Familiarity information: LEARNING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEARNING (noun)


Sense 1learning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

learning; acquisition

Context example:

the child's acquisition of language

Hypernyms ("learning" is a kind of...):

basic cognitive process (cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "learning"):

conditioning (a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment)

carry-over; transfer; transfer of training (application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation)

study; work (applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading))

committal to memory; memorisation; memorization (learning so as to be able to remember verbatim)

language learning (learning to use a language)

imprinting (a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established)

incorporation; internalisation; internalization (learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself)

education (the gradual process of acquiring knowledge)

digestion (learning and coming to understand ideas and information)

developmental learning (learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development)


Sense 2learning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Profound scholarly knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

encyclopaedism; encyclopedism; eruditeness; erudition; learnedness; learning; scholarship

Hypernyms ("learning" is a kind of...):

education (knowledge acquired by learning and instruction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "learning"):

letters (scholarly attainment)


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