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Corresponding to learn +‎ -ing, from Middle English lerninge, used in all modern senses (act of learning; accumulated knowledge; thing learned).

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learning (usually uncountable, plural learnings)

  1. (uncountable) An act in which something is learned.
  2. (uncountable) Accumulated knowledge.
    The department head was also a scholar of great learning.
  3. (countable, proscribed) Something that has been learned.
    • 2007 April 5, Stuart Elliott, “Online Experiment for Print Magazine”, in New York Times[1]:
      “We’ll take the learnings and apply them to the rest of our business.”

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  1. present participle and gerund of learn
    I'm learning to ride a unicycle.
    • 2024 May 4, Mat Gallagher, “I tried Mercedes’ new autonomous driving in busy city streets – it's mind-blowing”, in T3[2]:
      The system is still learning though, and will improve how it handles situations thanks to crowd-sourced data from across the Mercedes network.

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