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erudite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erudite  \Er"u*dite\  (?;  135),  a.  [L.  eruditus  p.  p.  of  erudire 
  to  free  from  rudeness,  to  polish,  instruct;  e  out  +  rudis 
  rude:  cf  F.  ['e]rudit.  See  {Rude}.] 
  Characterized  by  extensive  reading  or  knowledge;  well 
  instructed;  learned.  ``A  most  erudite  prince.''  --Sir  T. 
  More  ``Erudite  .  .  .  theology.''  --I.  Taylor.  -- 
  {Er"u*dite`ly},  adv  --  {Er"u*dite`ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erudite 
  adj  :  having  or  showing  profound  knowledge;  "a  learned  jurist"; 
  "an  erudite  professor"  [syn:  {learned}] 




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