Definition of Erudition

1. Noun. Profound scholarly knowledge.

Exact synonyms: Encyclopaedism, Encyclopedism, Eruditeness, Learnedness, Learning, Scholarship
Generic synonyms: Education
Specialized synonyms: Letters
Derivative terms: Encyclopaedist, Encyclopedist, Erudite, Learned, Learned, Scholar



Definition of Erudition

1. n. 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.

Definition of Erudition

1. Noun. Profound knowledge, especially that based on learning and scholarship. ¹

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Definition of Erudition

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erudition

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Literary usage of Erudition

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1. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1823)
"In reading this sketch, we are scarcely surprised at the erudition of a Gibbon; but having admired that erudition, we perceive the ..."

2. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"The entire letter appears to contain so much erudition, good sense, and ability for this work, that we cannot but be anxious for the success of every ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... he seems to have passed a feverish arid unsatisfied life; but his erudition and honourable character appear to have been unquestioned. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1872)
"His commentary on the works of Ambroise Paré ig a monument of erudition, but"—mark the sequel—" his Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations is a singular ..."

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