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erudition

[er-yoo-dish-uh n, er-oo-] /ˌɛr yʊˈdɪʃ ən, ˌɛr ʊ-/
noun
1.
knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.; learning; scholarship.
Origin of erudition
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin ērudītiōn- (stem of ērudītiō) an instruction. See erudite, -ion
Related forms
eruditional, adjective
nonerudition, noun
Synonyms
See learning.
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n.

c.1400, "instruction, education," from Latin eruditionem (nominative eruditio) "an instructing," noun of action from past participle stem of erudire (see erudite). Meaning "learning, scholarship" is from 1520s.

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