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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
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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Word Origin and History for eruditional
erudition
c.1400, from L. eruditionem, noun of action from erudire (see erudite).
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