Definition of learning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɜːnɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɜːrnɪŋ//
    [uncountable] Teaching and learning
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  1. 1the process of learning something computer-assisted learning Last season was a learning experience for me. student-centred learning new methods of language learning see also distance learning See related entries: Teaching and learning
  2. 2knowledge that you get from reading and studying a woman of great learning
  3. Word OriginOld English leornung (see learn, -ing).Extra examples The college is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning. The dance department’s multimedia learning centre/​center is equipped with eight laptops. The school aims to provide a supportive learning environment. The whole team has been on a steep learning curve since the project began. a child with severe learning difficulties a model for effective learning institutions of higher learning A little learning is a dangerous thing. Academic learning may not be seen as particularly useful in some situations. Effective teaching inevitably leads to effective learning. He is a teacher of great intellect and learning. I got my degree through a distance learning program. The learning process is slightly different in each individual. They run special classes for students with learning difficulties. They’re new to the job and will be on a steep learning curve. This is a branch of learning that has been ignored until recently. We’re trying to introduce more computer-assisted learning. You cannot fully understand a subject through rote learning. You may get extra help if your child has a learning disability. You should be able to facilitate learning more confidently by the end of your course.
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