book learning

Knowledge acquired through study, especially of written material, in contrast to knowledge acquired through practical experience.

book′-learn′ed (bo͝ok′lûr′nĭd) adj.
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Utterson; I'm book-learned enough for that; but a man has his feelings, and I give you my bible-word it was Mr.
John is like of different soart to them 'at's gone; for all your mother wor mich i' your way, and a'most as book-learned. She wor the pictur' o' ye, Mary: Diana is more like your father."
I know I'm a common ignorant girl, and you a book-learned gentleman; but I'm not dirt under your feet.
As it is, you must rely upon drab and colorless book-learned fact to envision the moon landing, while we old folks revel in vivid remembrance.
Gorgeous, gay, natively bright but not book-learned, with that baffled look that ageing beauties often have.
A blend of studying and work experience allows students to get a dose of book-learned theory whilst boosting their practical skills.