Etymology
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learning (n.)

Old English leornung "study, action of acquiring knowledge," verbal noun from leornian (see learn). Meaning "knowledge acquired by systematic study, extensive literary and scientific culture" is from mid-14c. Learning curve attested by 1907.

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Definitions of learning

learning (n.)
the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge;
Synonyms: acquisition
learning (n.)
profound scholarly knowledge;
Synonyms: eruditeness / erudition / learnedness / scholarship / encyclopedism / encyclopaedism
From wordnet.princeton.edu