- knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.; learning; scholarship.
Origin of erudition
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Examples from the Web for erudition
As you can see, there is plenty of erudition to go with the laughs.Boris Johnson’s Churchill Man Crush
Michael F. Bishop
November 22, 2014
But he shares with Foster Wallace a gift for exactitude, erudition, and moral concern.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.
November 14, 2014
Iyer employs a terrific combination of erudition and absurdity that calls to mind the great postmodernists.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction
October 1, 2014
Anderson carries his erudition lightly, but there's enough scholarship there to make an academic proud.T.E. Lawrence Rides Again in Scott Anderson’s New History
August 7, 2013
I respect Rabbi Yosef's erudition and his brave and sometimes iconoclastic halakhic (Jewish legal) writings.A Confession on the Ninth of Av
July 15, 2013
Did our author owe this insight to erudition or to poetic intuition?
The student who has not succeeded in stifling it is lost for ever to erudition.Balthasar
In Europe, erudition, research, and collections of rules have not been wanting.
But the eighteenth century was not the century of erudition.Diderot and the Encyclopdists
His erudition sat lightly on him, for it was simply a means to the end of his art.John Lyly
John Dover Wilson
Word Origin and History for erudition
c.1400, "instruction, education," from Latin eruditionem (nominative eruditio) "an instructing," noun of action from past participle stem of erudire (see erudite). Meaning "learning, scholarship" is from 1520s.