noun train·ing \ˈtrā-niŋ\

: a process by which someone is taught the skills that are needed for an art, profession, or job

: the process by which an athlete prepares for competition by exercising, practicing, etc.

Full Definition of TRAINING

a :  the act, process, or method of one that trains
b :  the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains
:  the state of being trained

Examples of TRAINING

  1. The job requires special training.
  2. She owes her flexibility to her early training as a dancer.
  3. He received training in first aid.
  4. a young doctor who's still in training
  5. She's in training for the Olympics.

First Known Use of TRAINING


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TRAINING Defined for Kids


noun train·ing \ˈtrā-niŋ\

Definition of TRAINING for Kids

:  the course followed by a person or animal who trains or is being trained
:  the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by a person or animal who has trained <“You are just in time to put your training to use …” — Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted>
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