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LEARNING, participle present tense lern'ing. Gaining knowledge by instruction or reading, by study, by experience or observation; acquiring skill by practice.

LEARNING, noun lern'ing.

1. The knowledge of principles or facts received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science. The Scaligers were men of great learning

[This is the proper sense of the word.]

2. Knowledge acquired by experience, experiment or observation.

3. Skill in anything good or bad.