learned

adjective

Definition of learned

  1. 1play \ˈlər-nəd\ :  characterized by or associated with learning :  erudite a learned scholar a learned discussion

  2. 2play \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

14th Century

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

  1. :  having or showing knowledge or learning a learned opinion



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