Meaning of “learn sth by rote” in the English Dictionary

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learn sth by rote

usually disapproving

to learn something in order to be able to repeat it from memory, rather than in order to understand it:

She learned the equations by rote.

(Definition of “learn sth by rote” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)