noun \ˌer-ə-ˈdi-shən, ˌer-yə-\

: impressive knowledge that is learned by studying

Full Definition of ERUDITION

:  extensive knowledge acquired chiefly from books :  profound, recondite, or bookish learning

Examples of ERUDITION

  1. a scholar of remarkable erudition
  2. <a theologian of impressive erudition but with a down-to-earth manner>

First Known Use of ERUDITION

15th century


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