• WordNet 3.6
    • n learner works for an expert to learn a trade
    • n learner someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Would you believe that pigs are smarter than dogs? On the human intelligence scale, pigs are third removed from humans, while dogs are 13th removed, and only primates and dolphines are smarter than pigs. They are quick one time learners, and some learn by watching others. (I dont know how much of this is true, coming from a site called Pig's Peace Sanctuary
    • n Learner One who learns; a scholar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n learner One who learns; one who acquires knowledge or is taught; a scholar; a pupil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Learner one who learns: one who is yet in the rudiments of any subject
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”
  • John Updike
    “Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.”
  • Georg Hegel
    “The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.”


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


In literature:

That the Britons were apt learners, and that they soon made the art their own, is likely.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
The more thoroughly you have been taught here, the more certainly will you be a learner hereafter.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
Most learners do think they knows it all.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
Man is perhaps a quicker learner, anyway, without regard to his better methods of learning.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
There is much more to be absorbed by the learner in police science.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
Does the learner gain in clearness of knowledge by repetition?
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
The learner may be led to old truths, even the oldest, in more ways than one.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
The Bible for Learners, by Dr. H. Oort, Prof. of Oriental Languages, &c., at Amsterdam, and Dr.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Reins should not be given to a learner; her first lessons should be on a led horse.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
A clever woman is the best of pupils, when she loves her teacher, but the worst of solitary learners.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
But why not come to him as a learner, then?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
I am, indeed, endeavouring to teach others; but I am myself only a learner.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
And something of this delight one may have as the merest learner.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
But, being a quick and ready learner, the young lass needed the less encouragement of that kind.
"Deep Moat Grange" by S. R. Crockett
When he met the scholar, it was not the learned man, or the college president, but the learner.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
Of course, teaching her was a delight; but who could help feeling delight in teaching such a learner?
"The Graysons" by Edward Eggleston
Spiritually he will be a slow pupil, but with proper care politically he may be a ready learner.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
For I, too, would wish to be a learner on it, so important do I conceive it to be.
"Conversation" by Andrew P. Peabody
A wealth of knowledge and experience streamed from her mind to that of the learner.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
Both teachers and learners go to sleep at their post, as soon as there is no enemy in the field.
"On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill

In poetry:

The rudiments of any art
Or mastery that we try,
Are only on the learner's part
Got by hard industry.
"To A Young Lady, On Being Too Fond Of Music" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Gary Learner , Volicon CTO, will present "Monitoring the Whole MPEG Transport Stream," Tuesday, April 17, during the Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) at the 2012 NAB Show.
Annenberg Learner 's Interactives provides activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts.
West Virginia district will work to improve English Language Learner program.
Study Finds Virus to Be Fast Learner on Infecting.
The Rise of the Learner Experience Librarian.
Lifetime Learner , Inclusive Leader.
Lifetime learner among 6 inductees to USD 464 Hall of Fame.
The learner -centered approach to training.
We've all heard the theory that some students are visual learners , while others are auditory learners .
Navy's Dominique Wright is a fast learner at lacrosse.
Griffin, Davis receive library learner awards.
Friends of the Homer Library Board of Directors has announced Norman "Dick" Griffin, 93, as the recipient of the 2011 Lifelong Learner Award and AdiJo Davis, 15, as the first winner of the Youth.
Spectrum School: Every person in the building is a learner and a teacher.
Afton teen charge with alcohol-related death only had a learner 's permit.
Gordon informed Supreme Court Justice Kevin M Dowd that his client did not possess a valid New York State Driver's license at the time of the incident and had only his learner 's permit, which was surrendered to the court.

In science:

Similarly, the cost cα of a feature fα is paid exactly once if any of the weak learners of any of the classifiers along π l require it.
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
Once computed, a feature or weak learner can be reused by all classifiers along the path for free (as the computation can be cached very efficiently).
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
Since in this synthetic data set we do not transform the feature space, we have φ(x) = x, and F (the weak learner feature-usage variable) is the 6× 6 identity matrix.
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
The unit of these values is the time required to evaluate a weak learner ht (·).
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
HME uses all features and weak learners and thus is very expensive.
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
We show NDCG versus cost (in units of weak learner evaluations).
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
We transform the data using the boostingtrick (Chapelle et al., 2011), creating 5000 weak learners.
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
Therefore, the cost is very large, as all testing inputs use up all features and weak learners.
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
Generalization, as opposed to memorization, is the ability of a learner to perform correctly with respect to the rule in situations (s)he has not encountered before during training.
Neural Networks
Second, by considering the equilibrium distribution (20), one is looking at an “ensemble of learners” which have reached, e.g., a certain average asymptotic training error, and one is thereby deemphasizing al l details of the learning mechanism that may have been put to work to achieve that state.
Neural Networks
The reason for the generalization error to be among the predictable macroscopic quantities stems from the fact that it is related to the distance in weight space, ∆(Wt , W) = N −1 Pij (W t ij − Wij )2 , between the network configuration W and the target configuration Wt which the learner is trying to approximate.
Neural Networks
Learning then reduces the allowed diversity in the space of (perfect) learners.
Neural Networks
We have applied the seven learners with the best combinator, a ma jority vote of the top five systems, to a standard data set and managed to improve the best published result for this data set.
Applying System Combination to Base Noun Phrase Identification
An unlabeled test point x ∈ S n−1 is drawn at random from σ and presented to the learner who produces the label y = sign (hf (x, y) , xi).
An optimization problem on the sphere
If sign (hu, xi i) = y the learner is rewarded one unit, otherwise a penalty of one unit is incurred.
An optimization problem on the sphere