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LEARNT, lernt. participle passive Obtained as knowledge or information.

LEARNED, adjective lern'ed.

1. Versed in literature and science; as a learned man.

2. Skillful; well acquainted with arts; knowing; within; as learned in martial arts.

3. Containing learning; as a learned treatise or publication.

4. Versed in scholastic, as distinct from other knowledge.

Men of much reading are greatly learned, but may be little knowing.

The learned, learned men; men of erudition; literati.