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noun

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

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Origin of book learning

First recorded in 1580–90

OTHER WORDS FROM book learning

book-learn·ed [book-lur-nid, -lurnd], /ˈbʊkˌlɜr nɪd, -ˌlɜrnd/, adjective
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book-learning

noun

knowledge gained from books rather than from direct personal experience
formal education
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