• Walter learns why Sidney is upset
    Walter learns why Sidney is upset
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj learned highly educated; having extensive information or understanding "knowing instructors","a knowledgeable critic","a knowledgeable audience"
    • adj learned established by conditioning or learning "a conditioned response"
    • adj learned having or showing profound knowledge "a learned jurist","an erudite professor"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Learning the charge Learning the charge
Good Children learning their Hymn Good Children learning their Hymn
learned men in pen learned men in pen

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak
    • a Learned lẽrn"ĕd Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory. "The learned lover lost no time.""Men of much reading are greatly learned , but may be little knowing.""Words of learned length and thundering sound.""Every coxcomb swears as learnedly as they."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands
    • learned Possessed of the learning of schools; well furnished with literary and scientific knowledge; erudite: as, a learned man.
    • learned Well acquainted; having much experience; skilful: often with in: as, learned in art.
    • learned Pertaining to or manifesting learning; exhibiting the effect of instruction or learning; scholastic: as, learned accomplishments; a learned treatise.
    • learned Synonyms and Learned, Scholarly, erudite, deep read. These words agree in representing the possession of a knowledge obtained by careful and protracted study, especially in books. They differ in that learned expresses depth and fullness in the knowledge, while scholarly expresses accuracy: as, a learned and scholarly treatise upon the use of the dative case. Learned expresses only the result of study; scholarly may express the result or the spirit: as, scholarly tastes. See ignorant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Children spend more time learning about life through media than any other manner. The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is twice as much time as they spend in school.
    • Learned having learning: versed in literature, &c.: skilful
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
    “You can't learn less.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    “You can never learn less, you can only learn more.”
  • Hitopadesa
    “Learning is a livelihood.”
  • Hitopadesa
    “That one is learned who has reduced his learning to practice.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”


A little learning is a dangerous thing - A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are.eg. he said he'd done a course on home electrics, but when he tried to mend my table lamp, he fused all the lights! I think a little learning is a dangerous thing
Learn the ropes - If you are learning the ropes, you are learning how to do something.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leornian; Ger. lernen; cf. A.S. lǽran (Ger. lehren), to teach.


In literature:

You mean to learn to play?
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
When I learned to Spell B-a-k-e-r, Baker, I thought that was something.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Men on the trail together learn to read each other like a book.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
But people had begun to complain even then that farming did not pay, and John wanted to learn a trade.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Daisy was learning a great many things.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The Master said, Learning without thought is naught; thought without learning is dangerous.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
We learn the mores as unconsciously as we learn to walk and eat and breathe.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
But if the boys and girls learned little from books they learned a great deal from hard experience; courage and self-reliance foremost of all.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
The people, as well as monarchs, had learned the secret of their power.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Learn to realise the exceeding greatness of the power that will clothe your weakness.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
In school a child learns to read; at his home he reads to learn.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
She hadn't learned all she learned later.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
She learned to cut trees and "heart" logs like a man.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
I've learned that from talking to him.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
There are the more learned and the less learned, but each man and each woman can hear God.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Frank, the third son, refused from the first to have anything to do with learning.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Maybe he could learn type-setting.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
She had learned as if by magic, and kept learning every day.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
I shall gladly learn all that you wish me to learn.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
And if she resolves to learn what is useful, she will learn it as well there.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas

In poetry:

"Though this death our bodies sever,
Thou shalt find me there above;
Where I shall be learning ever,
To be worthy of thy love."
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Since thou hast gone I now have learned
To bow my stubborn will,
The power that calms the raging sea
My rebel heart has stilled.
"Motherly Emotions" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Nature and time, and earth and skies,
Thy heav'nly skill proclaim;
What shall we do to make us wise,
But learn to read thy name?
"Psalm 111 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Yea, Child; but if you'd learn to run
The great salvation-race,
Know that the name of Christ alone
Can answer ev'ry case.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
Until he came unto that town,
Which some call Billop-Grace:
There were Auld Maitland's sons, all three,
Learning at school, alas!
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
From it may learn some tenderer art,
May find and take some better way
Than all our tenderest and best,
To crown thy life to-day.
"The Songs Of Seventy Years" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Today kicked off its annual Partners in Learning Global Forum and announced a $250 million, five-year renewal of Microsoft Partners in Learning, bringing Microsoft's total investment in the program to $750 million over 15 years.
The basic idea of LTI is to provide a set of standards for integrating learning applications and service with platforms such as learning management systems (LMSs), portals, and other educational environments.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools is investigating two more institutions over their use of accelerated courses, The Chronicle has learned.
A study by a University of Missouri assistant professor suggests kids who simply learn to recite numbers will do poorly in math once they reach school, compared to kids who learn to count and recite.
We can learn how physical movements can stimulate the imagination and language for learning, problem-solving, and creative work.
Zombie Survival Club is made available through a partnership between Lights ON for Learning 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the Moline Public Library.
Dogs can learn the names of objects, but they likely focus on different features when learning words than humans do, new research finds.
"And they help me with my English I can learn more and try to learn to read," he explains.
The University of Michigan determined that students had a more valuable learning experience and graduated better prepared for a global workforce if they learned with a diverse student body.
As they learn more about our culture, we should be embracing and learning about theirs.
They also tested the ability of their unborn babies to learn to ignore sounds like they way you learn to ignore the ticking of a clock after a while.
I firmly believe that you must learn how it DOESN'T work, before you can learn how to take the steps you need to impress an employer that you'd be a profitable hire .
Compass Learning recently launched its Ideal Learning Environment Video Contest, asking students, teachers and others with an interest in education to submit videos that demonstrate their ideal learning environment.
This "schema" idea is that memory of prior learning provides an organized framework for new learning.
Learn how to spot them, and you'll learn how to beat them.

In science:

Again, a relatively large initial learning rate is used in the first phase and a smaller learning rate is used in the second phase.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
So, while our modeling goal here was to learn about spatial and temporal structure in the created SOM (and, what follows below indicates that there is still a story to tell), to learn about the space time structure in the original daily data a different dimension-reduction strategy might be more appropriate.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
We believe that any e-Learning approach concerning some key facet of the learning how to program (especially one considered so crucial like programming exercises) should not be designed ignoring some issues related with these forces.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
Then, e-Learning systems serve to complete or complement more traditional forms of learning in environments which are more appropriated to particular individual conditions, according to .
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
From a particular point of view, we have gained a much better understanding of the basic elements which are the important building blocks for programming learning material into an e-Learning environment like ActiveMath (we speci fically mean programming exercises).
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
Learning to Program = Learning to Construct Mechanisms and Explanations.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
This is the so-called ’learning curves’ in the areas of statistical pattern recognition and learning theory .
Random scattering of bits by prediction
Vicente (2000) discussed this issue in detail with the help of an interesting case study. The ability to adaptation sometimes referred as the “learning to learn” is of crucial importance for the workers individually as well as from the organizational viewpoint.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
This seems to be exactly what we have learned not to do, what we have learned to be a big mistake, a ‘beginners mistake’.
Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics
Within the Math-Bridge pro ject, where a broad sharing of learning items is expected, these contexts are of fundamental importance to allow consistent mathematical notations within the context of each learning experience.
Notations Around the World: Census and Exploitation
Objects from the database suiting the learning style and the Learning preference of the learner.
Mechanism for Learning Object retrieval supporting adaptivity
Learning theory and instructional design using learning objects.
Mechanism for Learning Object retrieval supporting adaptivity
Science Record 1 until 5 is positive learning/target class and the last records 6 until 11 as negative learning/contrasting class. There are overlapping for record 2 and 11 and as generalization strategy step 8 then the records must be eliminated.
Attribute Oriented Induction with simple select SQL statement
Record 1 until 5 is positive learning/target class and the last records 6 until 11 as negative learning/contrasting class. There are overlapping for record 2 and 11 and as generalization strategy step 8 then the records must be eliminated.
Classification rule with simple select SQL statement
Then, to learn C ∈ Ck+1 , we assume we have a learning algorithm for members of Ck .
Pseudo-randomness and Learning in Quantum Computation