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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Learn \Learn\ (l[~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Learned
     (l[~e]rnd), or Learnt (l[~e]rnt); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Learning.] [OE. lernen, leornen, AS. leornian; akin to OS.
     lin[=o]n, for lirn[=o]n, OHG. lirn[=e]n, lern[=e]n, G.
     lernen, fr. the root of AS. l[=ae]ran to teach, OS.
     l[=e]rian, OHG. l[=e]ran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth
     lais I know, leis acquainted (in comp.); all prob. from a
     root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf. AS.
     leoran to go. Cf. Last a mold of the foot, lore.]
     1. To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by
        inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction
        concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding
        of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to
        learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to
        learn the truth about something. "Learn to do well." --Is.
        i. 17.
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              Now learn a parable of the fig tree.  --Matt. xxiv.
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     2. To communicate knowledge to; to teach. [Obs.]
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              Hast thou not learned me how
              To make perfumes ?                    --Shak.
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     Note: Learn formerly had also the sense of teach, in
           accordance with the analogy of the French and other
           languages, and hence we find it with this sense in
           Shakespeare, Spenser, and other old writers. This usage
           has now passed away. To learn is to receive
           instruction, and to teach is to give instruction. He
           who is taught learns, not he who teaches.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Learning \Learn"ing\, n. [AS. leornung.]
     1. The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of
        languages; the learning of telegraphy.
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     2. The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study;
        acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or
        literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a
        man of great learning.
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     Book learning. See under Book.
     Syn: Literature; erudition; lore; scholarship; science;
          letters. See Literature.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the
           child's acquisition of language" [syn: learning,
      2: profound scholarly knowledge [syn: eruditeness,
         erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship,
         encyclopedism, encyclopaedism]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "learning":
     accomplishments, acquisition of knowledge, acquisitions,
     attainments, culture, edification, education, enlightenment,
     erudition, illumination, information, instruction, knowledge,
     liberal education, lore, scholarship, sophistication,
     store of knowledge, wisdom

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  LEARNING, n.  The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

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