higher learning

noun

Definition of higher learning

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

First Known Use of higher learning

1826


HIGHER LEARNING Defined for English Language Learners

higher learning

Definition of higher learning for English Language Learners

  • : education or learning at a college or university


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