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Meaning of ERUDITION

Pronunciation:  `eryû'dishun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  profound knowledge

ERUDITION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: eruditeness, learnedness, learning, scholarship
 See Also: education, letters



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Er`u*di"tion\, n. [L. eruditio: cf. F. ['e]rudition.]
The act of instructing; the result of thorough instruction;
the state of being erudite or learned; the acquisitions
gained by extensive reading or study; particularly, learning
in literature or criticism, as distinct from the sciences;

      The management of a young lady's person is not be
      overlooked, but the erudition of her mind is much more
      to be regarded.                          --Steele.

      The gay young gentleman whose erudition sat so easily
      upon him.                                --Macaulay.

Syn: Literature; learning. See {Literature}.

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