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    The two different meanings of smart

    I would like to ask you what the difference is between the two different meanings of smart.

    1. Showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

    2. Characterized by quickness and ease in learning

    Source: Wordweb entry for smart.

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    Re: The two different meanings of smart

    I'd combine those into a single definition.

    Note that smart also means "well dressed" in British English.
    I am not a teacher.

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