book learningbook learning
Knowledge acquired through study, especially of written material, in contrast to knowledge acquired through practical experience.
- Alternative form of book-learning.
- If indeed the earlier ages had been those of creative and spontaneous life, the Hellenistic age was that of conscious criticism and book-learning.
- Mead was the pupil of the equally popular and successful John Radcliffe (1650-1714), who had acquired from Sydenham a contempt for book-learning, and belonged to no school in medicine but the school of common sense.