learning

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learn +‎ -ing, from Middle English lerninge, used in all modern senses (act of learning; accumulated knowledge; thing learned).

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learning ‎(usually uncountable, plural learnings)

  1. (uncountable) An act in which something is learned.
    Learning to ride a unicycle sounds exciting.
  2. (uncountable) Accumulated knowledge.
    The department head was also a scholar of great learning.
  3. (countable) Something that has been learned
    • 2007 April 5, Stuart Elliott, “Online Experiment for Print Magazine”[1], New York Times:
      “We’ll take the learnings and apply them to the rest of our business.”

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learning

  1. present participle of learn
    I'm learning to ride a unicycle.

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