erudition

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From Latin eruditio ‎(an instructing, learning, erudition), from erudire ‎(to instruct, educate, cultivate, literally free from rudeness), from e ‎(out) + rudis ‎(rude).

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erudition ‎(uncountable)

  1. Profound knowledge, especially that based on learning and scholarship.

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