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Learn vs. Learning

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  • Learn (verb)

    To acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something.

  • Learn (verb)

    To attend a course or other educational activity.

  • Learn (verb)

    To gain knowledge from a bad experience so as to improve.

    "learn from one's mistakes"

  • Learn (verb)

    To be studying.

  • Learn (verb)

    To come to know; to become informed of; to find out.

    "He just learned that he will be sacked."

  • Learn (verb)

    To teach.

    "Give him a clip round the ear. That'll learn him!"

  • Learning (noun)

    An act in which something is learned.

  • Learning (noun)

    Accumulated knowledge.

    "The department head was also a scholar of great learning."

  • Learning (noun)

    Something that has been learned

  • Learning (verb)

    present participle of learn

    "I'm learning to ride a unicycle."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Learn

    To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something.

  • Learn

    To communicate knowledge to; to teach.

  • Learn (verb)

    To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly.

  • Learning (noun)

    The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy.

  • Learning (noun)

    The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning.

Webster Dictionary
  • Learn (verb)

    acquire or gain knowledge or skills;

    "She learned dancing from her sister"

    "I learned Sanskrit"

    "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

  • Learn (verb)

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;

    "I learned that she has two grown-up children"

    "I see that you have been promoted"

  • Learn (verb)

    commit to memory; learn by heart;

    "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

  • Learn (verb)

    be a student of a certain subject;

    "She is reading for the bar exam"

  • Learn (verb)

    impart skills or knowledge to;

    "I taught them French"

    "He instructed me in building a boat"

  • Learn (verb)

    find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort;

    "I want to see whether she speaks French"

    "See whether it works"

    "find out if he speaks Russian"

    "Check whether the train leaves on time"

  • Learning (noun)

    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge;

    "the child's acquisition of language"

  • Learning (noun)

    profound scholarly knowledge

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