learning - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. the process of gaining knowledge and experience, for example by studying

    the oldest institute of learning in Europe

    a learning experience (=a situation in which you learn something about yourself, other people, or life in general):

    My summer job wasn’t fun but it was a real learning experience for me.

    1. a.
      knowledge that someone has gained, especially by studying

      a man of great learning