: having or showing a lot of learning, education, or knowledge

—used to describe something that people get or have because of learning or experience

Full Definition of LEARNED

\ˈlər-nəd\ :  characterized by or associated with learning :  erudite <a learned scholar>
\ˈlərnd, ˈlərnt\ :  acquired by learning <learned behavior>
learn·ed·ly \ˈlər-nəd-lē\ adverb
learn·ed·ness \-nəd-nəs\ noun

Examples of LEARNED

  1. We had a learned discussion about politics.
  2. <the learned professor can speak knowledgeably on a wide array of subjects>

First Known Use of LEARNED

14th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis
LEARNEDNESS Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈlər-nəd\

Definition of LEARNED for Kids

:  having or showing knowledge or learning <a learned opinion>


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