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book learning

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noun
  1. knowledge acquired by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience.
  2. formal education: She thought that common sense was just as important as book learning.

Origin of book learning

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formsbook-learn·ed [boo k-lur-nid, -lurnd] /ˈbʊkˌlɜr nɪd, -ˌlɜrnd/, adjective
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