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English definition of “scholarly”

scholarly

adjective     /ˈskɒləli/
WRITING A scholarly article or book is a formal piece of writing by a scholar about a particular subject.Knowing and learning
PERSON If someone is scholarly, they study a lot and know a lot about what they study.Experts and specialistsKnowing and learning
(Definition of scholarly adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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