learned

adjective

Definition of learned

1 play \ˈlər-nəd\ : characterized by or associated with learning : erudite
  • a learned scholar
  • a learned discussion
2 play \ˈlərnd, ˈlərnt\ : acquired by learning
  • learned behavior
  • a learned response

learnedly

play \ˈlər-nəd-lē\ adverb

learnedness

play \ˈlər-nəd-nəs\ noun

Examples of learned in a Sentence

  1. We had a learned discussion about politics.

  2. the learned professor can speak knowledgeably on a wide array of subjects

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First Known Use of learned

14th century


LEARNED Defined for English Language Learners

learned

adjective

Definition of learned for English Language Learners

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

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


LEARNED Defined for Kids

learned

adjective \ ˈlər-nəd \

Definition of learned for Students

: having or showing knowledge or learning
  • a learned opinion


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