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[lur-ner] /ˈlɜr nər/
a person who is learning; student; pupil; apprentice; trainee.
Origin of learner
before 1000; Middle English lerner(e), Old English leornere; see learn, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hurried reading results in the learner forgetting half of what he reads, or in his forming vague conceptions-Sweet.
  • Ideally, each learner would end the year with a dictionary of new words and a typed, bound collection of her own stories.
  • The meaning of pre-coded input symbols is not accessible to the learner.
  • It's supposed to take a customized approach that fits the individual strengths, weaknesses and preferences of each learner.
  • Deeper rethinking focuses on the nature of knowledge and the learner's relationship to it.
  • One with a full driver's license instead of the learner's permit that is presently being carried.
  • The best way universities can support today's working learner is to take the proverbial leap of faith and embrace the new.
  • He may invite the learner to participate in his own research.
  • Energy, natural optimism, the ability to be a good listener and a quick learner are important personal attributes.
  • Andragogy is far more learner-centered and values the prior experiences of the learner.
British Dictionary definitions for learner


someone who is learning something; beginner
(in South Africa) a school pupil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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