WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
er•u•dite /ˈɛryʊˌdaɪt, ˈɛrʊ-/USA pronunciation adj. 

    characterized by great academic knowledge; learned;
er•u•di•tion /ˌɛryʊˈdɪʃən, ˌɛrʊ-/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]

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erudite /ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt/ adj
  1. having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex-1 + rudis unpolished, rough

erudition /ˌɛrʊˈdɪʃən/, ˈeruˌditeness n

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