Learning Definition

Define what is Learning?

1. learning, acquisition (noun)

the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge.

  • the child's acquisition of language.
Synonyms: acquisition

basic cognitive process noun
cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge.


conditioning noun
a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment.

developmental learning noun
learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development.

digestion noun
learning and coming to understand ideas and information.

Education noun
the gradual process of acquiring knowledge.

internalisation, internalization, incorporation noun
learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself.

imprinting noun
a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established.

language learning noun
learning to use a language.

committal to memory, memorisation, memorization noun
learning so as to be able to remember verbatim.

study, work noun
applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading).

carry-over, transfer of training, transfer noun
application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation.

2. encyclopaedism, encyclopedism, eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship (noun)

profound scholarly knowledge.


    Education noun
    knowledge acquired by learning and instruction.


    letters noun
    scholarly attainment.

    Nearby Terms

    learning ability (noun)
    mental ability

    learning curve (noun)
    a graph showing the rate of learning (especially a graph showing the amount recalled as a function of the number of attempts to recall)

    learning disability (noun)
    a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills

    learning disorder (noun)
    a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills

    Leary (noun)
    United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)

    lease (noun)
    property that is leased or rented out or let

    lease giver (noun)
    someone who grants a lease

    lease-lend (noun)
    the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause

    leased (adjective)
    hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers

    leasehold (noun)
    land or property held under a lease

    leaseholder (noun)
    a tenant who holds a lease

    leash (noun)
    restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

    least (noun)
    something that is of no importance

    least bittern (noun)
    small American bittern

    least common multiple (noun)
    the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers