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Learnings

Learning can be the progressive form of the verb learn, so that you are in the process of acquiring knowledge. Learning is also a synonym for knowledge, or information acquired and retained in someone’s mind. It can be an adjective describing an object as something that will give the user more knowledge.

Learnings is a pluralization of an erroneous form of learning as a singular noun. Said singular noun (e.g., a learning) does not exist, at least according to most dictionaries. Colloquially, especially in the medical field, learnings means specific items that were newly discovered or learned.


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There are many synonyms for learnings that are more conventional, including lessons and studies.

Examples

It wasn’t long before she realized she was learning lessons as well. [APP]

AP Psychology, in the few weeks that I have had it, has already changed the way I think about my learning and excited me for the rest of the year to come. [North Denver Tribune]

For a first attempt, the Moon Tunes of Sept 18 went well, though it was unmistakably a learning experience for the planners. [Technique]

In general, I had a great time with the Ollie and its learning curve is actually welcome. [Canada]

There were some immediate learnings for the entrepreneur – like how to be an employee. [Tech Crunch]

Dhoni said that even though Super Kings were floundering in the knockouts, their were learnings from all those losses. [ESPN CricInfo]

We are constantly reviewing and applying new learnings. We don’t make an announcement at every step but we do and will apply any improvement to drive efficiencies. [Sydney Morning Herald]

 

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