Simple Definition of learning
: the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something : the activity of someone who learns
: knowledge or skill gained from learning
Full Definition of learning
1 : the act or experience of one that learns
2 : knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study
3 : modification of a behavioral tendency by experience (as exposure to conditioning)
Examples of learning
a computer program that makes learning fun
different methods of foreign language learning
The first year of college was a learning experience.
They were people of good education and considerable learning.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of learning
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of learning
LEARNING Defined for Kids
Definition of learning
1 : the act of a person who gains knowledge or skill <Travel is a learning experience.>
2 : knowledge or skill gained from teaching or study <They're people of great learning.>
Medical Definition of learning
: the process of acquiring a modification in a behavioral tendency by experience (as exposure to conditioning) in contrast to modifications occurring because of development or a temporary physiological condition (as fatigue) of the organism; also : the modified behavioral tendency itself
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