erudition

er`u*di"tion

(r`*dsh"n), n. [L. eruditio: cf. F. 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, learning in literature or criticism, as distinct from the sciences; scholarship.
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The management of a young lady's person is not be overlooked, but the erudition of her mind is much more to be regarded.
Steele.
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The gay young gentleman whose erudition sat so easily upon him.
Macaulay.

Syn. -- Literature; learning. See Literature.
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