erudition

[ er-yoo-dish-uh n, er-oo- ]
/ ˌɛr yʊˈdɪʃ ən, ˌɛr ʊ- /

noun

knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.; learning; scholarship.

Nearby words

  1. eruciform,
  2. eruct,
  3. eructate,
  4. eructation,
  5. erudite,
  6. erumpent,
  7. erupt,
  8. eruption,
  9. eruptive,
  10. eruptive xanthoma

Origin of erudition

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ērudītiōn- (stem of ērudītiō) an instruction. See erudite, -ion

Related formser·u·di·tion·al, adjectivenon·er·u·di·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for erudition

erudition

n.

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.

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