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learn

verb [I/T]  /lɜrn/ us  
to get knowledge or understanding of facts or ideas or of how to do things: [T] We’re learning algebra. [I] He’s not much of a cook, but he’s learning. [I] Parents learned of the budget cuts in a letter from the school superintendent. [I] I hope you’ll learn from your mistakes . [+ to infinitive] I learned to drive when I was 16. [+ question word] First you must learn how to use this computer.
learner
noun [C]  /ˈlɜr·nər/ us  
a fast/slow learner
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