erudition

erudition
erudition c.1400, "instruction, education," from L. eruditionem (nom. eruditio) "an instructing," noun of action from pp. stem of erudire (see ERUDITE (Cf. erudite)). Meaning "learning, scholarship" is from 1520s.

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  • érudition — [ erydisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1495; lat. eruditio « enseignement », de erudire → érudit 1 ♦ Vx Instruction, savoir. 2 ♦ (après 1650) Mod. Savoir approfondi fondé sur l étude des sources historiques, des documents, des textes. ⇒ connaissance , 2. culture …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Erudition — Érudition Pour les articles homonymes, voir Érudit. Un chercheur érudit. L’érudition désigne une grande étendue de savoir conférant une connaissance profonde …   Wikipédia en Français

  • erudition — Erudition. s. f. Scavoir, connoissance dans les belles lettres. Grande, profonde, rare, singuliere érudition. il est homme d érudition. il a de l érudition, beaucoup d érudition. Erudition, signifie aussi, Remarque, recherche sçavante, curieuse.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • erudition — er u*di tion ([e^]r [ u]*d[i^]sh [u^]n), 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erudition — (lat.), gelehrte Bildung, Gelehrsamkeit …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Erudition — (lat.), gelehrte Bildung, Gelehrsamkeit; erudieren, bilden, unterrichten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • erudition — index comprehension, education, information (knowledge), knowledge (learning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • érudition — ÉRUDITION: La mépriser comme étant la marque d un esprit étroit …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • erudition — learning, scholarship, *knowledge, science, information, lore …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • erudition — [n] higher education bookishness, brains, cultivation, culture, enlightenment, intellectuality, knowledge, learnedness, learning, letters, literacy, lore, pedantry, refinement, savvy, scholarliness, scholarship, science, studiousness; concepts… …   New thesaurus

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