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erudition


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erudition  \Er`u*di"tion\,  n.  [L.  eruditio:  cf  F.  ['e]rudition.] 
  The  act  of  instructing;  the  result  of  thorough  instruction; 
  the  state  of  being  erudite  or  learned;  the  acquisitions 
  gained  by  extensive  reading  or  study;  particularly,  learning 
  in  literature  or  criticism,  as  distinct  from  the  sciences; 
  scholarship. 
 
  The  management  of  a  young  lady's  person  is  not  be 
  overlooked,  but  the  erudition  of  her  mind  is  much  more 
  to  be  regarded.  --Steele. 
 
  The  gay  young  gentleman  whose  erudition  sat  so  easily 
  upon  him  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Literature;  learning.  See  {Literature}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erudition 
  n  :  profound  knowledge  [syn:  {eruditeness},  {learnedness},  {learning}, 
  {scholarship}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ERUDITION,  n.  Dust  shaken  out  of  a  book  into  an  empty  skull. 
 
  So  wide  his  erudition's  mighty  span, 
  He  knew  Creation's  origin  and  plan 
  And  only  came  by  accident  to  grief  -- 
  He  thought,  poor  man,  'twas  right  to  be  a  thief. 
  Romach  Pute 
 
 




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