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See also: érudition
[15th Century] From Middle French érudition, from Latin eruditio (“an instructing, learning, erudition”), from erudire (“to instruct, educate, cultivate”, literally “free from rudeness”), from e (“out”) + rudis (“rude”).
- Profound knowledge acquired from learning and scholarship.
- The refinement, polish and knowledge that education confers.
profound knowledge, especially that based on learning and scholarship