Definition of learned adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɜːnɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɜːrnɪd//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1(formal) having a lot of knowledge because you have studied and read a lot a learned professor see also friend (6)
  2. 2(formal) connected with or for learned people; showing and expressing deep knowledge synonym scholarly a learned journal More Like This Adjectives ending in –ed pronounced /-ɪd/ aged, beloved, crooked, dogged, learned, naked, ragged, rugged, sacred, wickedSee worksheet.
  3. 3
    BrE BrE//lɜːnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɜːrnd//
    developed by training or experience; not existing at birth a learned skill We all have different learned responses to anger.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from learn, in the sense ‘teach’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: learned

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