higher learning

noun
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

Definition of higher learning

: education, learning, or scholarship on the collegiate or university level

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First Known Use of higher learning

1826

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HIGHER LEARNING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of higher learning for English Language Learners

  • : education or learning at a college or university


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