Meaning of book learning

book' learn"ing

Pronunciation: (book'lûr"nid, -lûrnd"), [key]
  1. knowledge acquired by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience.
  2. formal education: She thought that common sense was just as important as book learning.
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