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Meaning of ERUDITION

Pronunciation:  `eryû'dishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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;
scholarship.

      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}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bibliolatry, bibliomania, bluestockingism, book learning, book madness, bookiness, bookishness, booklore, broadening the mind, broad-mindedness, classical scholarship, classicism, cultivation, culture, depth, donnishness, education, eruditeness, good understanding, humanism, humanistic scholarship, intellectual acquirement, intellectualism, intellectuality, knowledge, learnedness, learning, letters, literacy, mastery of skills, mellow wisdom, memorization, mental cultivation, mental culture, pedantism, pedantry, profoundness, profundity, reading, ripe wisdom, sageness, sapience, scholarliness, scholarship, science, seasoned understanding, self-instruction, Sophia, sound understanding, storing the mind, studiousness, wisdom, wiseness
 

 

 

 

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