Quick-study definitions

One who is able to memorize something easily and quickly or is able to understand and deal with something easily and successfully.
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1880, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Belgravia (vol. XL), p80

... She is a quick study --' 'A what?' 'Learns her part rapidly, I mean. ...

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1888, Frances Aymar Mathews, His Way and Her Will, p81

"Ah!" sighs the little widow, "I absolutely don't know how I am! With all this professional jargon, and nothing but 'quick study' and 'lines,' in one ear; and 'left upper' and 'right lower,' in the other, I am almost distracted!"

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One who is capable of learning at a fast pace; a fast learner.
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