What is a synonym for the term 'learnings', as in 'learnings from a research project'?

I thought of 'conclusions', but I am looking for a broader term.

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    What about "inferences"- deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true. (wiki)
    – Misti
    Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 19:43
  • Nice, I like that one as well! @mystisinha
    – dreamer
    Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 20:40
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    In some contexts (likely not the one you mention, though), I might use "lessons". I would never use "learnings". Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 23:49

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A synonym for this would be findings.


I would first submit that "learnings" is highly irregular, and you probably want to avoid its usage.

A good word here for you would be "findings" if you want a similar word that seems to suggest a broader scope when compared to conclusions (which is not a synonym at any rate).


In a research project we have "results" which is a detailed account of what has been found, and "conclusions" where you present a summarized review of the results and add whatever implications they have for practical application, or further studies.


I would suggest that the correct word for "learnings" is lessons.


I'm pretty sure "learnings" is one of those annoying corporate-speak words — like the word "actionable" — just vague enough to possibly mean nothing at all. I hear it all the time in business meetings! I like to just say "what I learned was...."


You could use "takeaway," but that's somewhat informal. You'd be better off using it in speech than in writing.

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