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learning

Definitions

  • Walter learns why Sidney is upset
    Walter learns why Sidney is upset
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n learning the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge "the child's acquisition of language"
    • n learning profound scholarly knowledge
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Learning the charge Learning the charge
JOB LORD LEARNS A LESSON JOB LORD LEARNS A LESSON
Good Children learning their Hymn Good Children learning their Hymn
COME ALONG, YOU LITTLE IMP! I'LL LEARN YOU TO MAKE FUN OF MY TROUSERS COME ALONG, YOU LITTLE IMP! I'LL LEARN YOU TO MAKE FUN OF MY TROUSERS
learned men in pen learned men in pen

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Children spend more time learning about life through media than any other manner. The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is twice as much time as they spend in school.
    • Learning The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy.
    • Learning The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Irving Berlin has never learned to read music or to write it. He hums or sings his songs to a secretary, who takes them down in musical notation.
    • n learning The act of acquiring knowledge.
    • n learning Systematic knowledge; the information gained from books and instruction; education in general: as, a branch of learning; a low state of learning.
    • n learning Specifically, profound or extensive literary and scientific culture; erudition: as, a man of learning.
    • n learning That which is learned by study of or application to a particular subject; special knowledge or skill: as, to be deeply versed in the learning of an art or a profession; military or mercantile learning.
    • n learning Synonyms and Scholarship, Erudition, etc. (see literature); attainments, acquirements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You forget 80% of what you learn each day.
    • Learning what is learned: knowledge: scholarship: skill in languages or science
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”
  • Frank A. Clark
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    “The more you learn to live without, the more you'll have to live with.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “To know where you can find a thing is the chief part of learning.”
  • Blaise Pascal
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    “We must learn our limits. We are all something but none of us are everything.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “The most learned are often the most narrow minded.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Successful people are simply people who learn to solve their problems... they are not people without problems.”

Idioms

A little learning is a dangerous thing - A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are.eg. he said he'd done a course on home electrics, but when he tried to mend my table lamp, he fused all the lights! I think a little learning is a dangerous thing
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Learn the ropes - If you are learning the ropes, you are learning how to do something.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. leornung,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leornian; Ger. lernen; cf. A.S. lǽran (Ger. lehren), to teach.

Usage

In literature:

And she had dared me, challenged me with her eyes, to remain, and learn more.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
All these were facts; and I learned them all from Christian authors of the highest repute for learning and piety.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Happily for him he learned to work, during the dark days of the past, it only remained for him to learn to put brains in his work.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
They learned us our A, B, C's, and teach us to read some in de testament.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
These men learned from him and he learned from them.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
He was, it need hardly be said, the friend of all kinds of learning.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
The contributions of learning to labor, in a pecuniary aspect alone, have far exceeded the contributions of labor to learning.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
We can learn the full character of the good or evil of any abstract principle only by seeing its practical workings.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
We ought to take it on ourselves to see that they are learning as they ought to learn and what they ought to learn.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It might have been that I should have learned to hate her.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Learns to blow out candle (288).
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
It had been written, though, that the Bucher young people had learned English pretty well at school.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
He fled to Newburg, where he remained four years, learning to keep books, and saving his money.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
They have there learned to appreciate their real power.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
He turned out to be so, very much so, as Sidney learned in after months.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux
From the child itself he will learn how to perfect himself as an educator.
"The Montessori Method" by Maria Montessori
Now, what were the facts as I learned to know them as a boy?
"My Life" by Josiah Flynt
You must learn not to do so, if you are to gain speed in reading.
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
They learn from our daily walk and conversation; and they learn strange things.
"Concerning Children" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
In whatever work you are engaged, it was first necessary to learn to use the tools with which you work.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton
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In poetry:

Learn, all earth! that feeble man,
Sprung from this terrestrial clod,
Nothing is, and nothing can;
Life and power are all in God.
"The Necessity Of Self–Abasement" by William Cowper
And there was Mr. Turner's Ben,
Who heard the children spell,
And picked the words right up by heart,
And learned to read 'em well.
"Learning To Read" by Frances Ellen Watkins
And you may learn of Dyfed's reign,
And dream Nemedian tales
Of Kings who sailed in ships from Spain
And lent their swords to Wales.
"The Welsh Sea" by James Elroy Flecker
Sometimes He takes His hands from us,
When storms the loudest blow,
That we may learn how weak, alone,—
How strong in Him, we grow.
"January" by Alice Cary
So sang I in my earlier days,
Ere I had learned to look abroad
And see that more than monarchs trod
Upon the form I fain would raise.
"In After Days" by George Frederick Cameron
A ring of fire its lips were nigh
Yet it seemed all unwitting;
It could not spit, like you and I,
Who've learned the art of spitting.
"The Smoking Frog" by Robert W Service

In news:

Ocean Commotion is a hands-on learning experience where kids learn about more than just the ocean.
While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy.
Lessons to learn According to the researchers, some important lessons can be learned today from the Inca 's sustainable strategies.
Scientific Learning and uBoost Team Up to Offer Parents Tools for Improving Student Reading Skills, Motivating and Inspiring Learning.
Mobile learning can do more than just let employees complete courses from nearly anywhere -- it can also strengthen existing e-learning offerings.
And he has learned that you can't keep what you've learned to yourself.
Fortunately, there are many great language learning apps to choose from, each of which meets different needs and is better suited to students with different learning styles.
In our May issue feature, "Learning Disabled Students Welcome," Ron Schachter covers the trend of colleges and universities offering programs for undergrads with learning disabilities.
A lovely article appeared in The Post-Journal recently about the "Lights On" celebration for the Project LINC (Learning Is Never Complete) after school program sponsored by Jamestown Community Learning Council.
Learning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a lot like learning a foreign language.
This paper addresses the question of how statistical learning algorithms can be integrated into a larger AI system both from a practical engineering perspective and from the perspective of correct representation, learning, and reasoning.
As his latest budget clearly demonstrates, although he learned to add, he never learned to subtract.
Like other machine learning and data mining tasks, multi-label learning also suffers from the \textit{curse of dimensionality.
Education is important, so cheers to learning in classrooms, and cheers to learning in bars — near FAU classrooms.
When I learned about osmosis in grade school I started fantasizing about how cool it would be to apply that theory to learning.
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In science:

We propose an alternative approach to construct an artificial learning system, which naturally learns in an unsupervised manner.
"Memory foam" approach to unsupervised learning
When learning is over, the weights are fixed, the new input patterns are given by initial conditions, and classification occurs nonalgorithmically as the NN evolves towards the nearest attractor . A series of technical problems can occur as a NN learns, including the formation of spurious attractors.
"Memory foam" approach to unsupervised learning
Also, the most natural way of learning for a NN is supervised, while semi- or unsupervised learning require considerable complication of the algorithms.
"Memory foam" approach to unsupervised learning
The proposed approach assumes naturally unsupervised learning, which is traditionally more challenging than other types of learning; however, supervision can be implemented at any stage, if required.
"Memory foam" approach to unsupervised learning
Also, the “memory foam” can combine learning with pattern recognition, i.e. function in the “on-line learning” regime.
"Memory foam" approach to unsupervised learning
Estimation of Gibbs potentials The learning task comprises to estimate the unknown model parameters given a learning sample.
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
Semi-supervised learning was applied by fixing the segment labels in the rectangular areas shown by red rectangles during learning.
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
We fixed the prior models obtained in the previous experiment (semi-supervised learning) for both variants (the complex prior and the Potts prior) and learned the parameters of the Gaussian mixtures completely unsupervised.
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
Fig. 3 shows labellings (i.e. segmentations) sampled at the end of the learning process by the corresponding a-posteriori probability distributions (obtained with the learned appearances) for the complex a-priori model and the Potts a-priori model in the first and the second row respectively.
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
First, semi-supervised learning was performed (like in the previous experiment with trees) in order to learn the prior distributions for labellings as well as the appearances for both, the complex and the baseline model. A labelling generated a-priori by the learned complex model is shown in Fig. 4 (upper right).
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
The bottom row of Fig. 6 displays labellings generated during the process of structure learning at time moments, when the interaction structure learned so far was not yet capable to capture all needed properties.
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
Thus, an important question is, whether it is possible to perform unsupervised decomposition of complex shapes into simpler parts during the learning phase, i.e. to learn shape models from images, where the desired spatial relations between shape parts are not explicitly present.
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning).
Replicator Dynamics of Co-Evolving Networks
In this paper, we present a new multiple instance learning (MIL) method, called MIS-Boost, which learns discriminative instance prototypes by explicit instance selection in a boosting framework.
MIS-Boost: Multiple Instance Selection Boosting
Traditional supervised learning methods cannot easily resolve these label ambiguities, which are inherently handled by multiple instance learning methods.
MIS-Boost: Multiple Instance Selection Boosting
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