book-learning

book learning

noun
1.
knowledge acquired by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience.
2.
formal education: She thought that common sense was just as important as book learning.

Origin:
1580–90

book-learned [book-lur-nid, -lurnd] , adjective
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book-learning
 
n
1.  knowledge gained from books rather than from direct personal experience
2.  formal education

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