noun \tə-ˈwi-shən, ty-\

: money that is paid to a school for the right to study there

: teaching that is done especially for a single person or small group

Full Definition of TUITION

archaic :  custody, guardianship
:  the act or profession of teaching :  instruction <pursued his studies under private tuition>
:  the price of or payment for instruction
tu·ition·al \-ˈwish-nəl, -ˈwi-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of TUITION

  1. Her uncle agreed to pay part of her tuition.
  2. There's going to be a tuition increase next year.
  3. Before the company transferred her to Mexico, they offered her private tuition in Spanish.

Origin of TUITION

Middle English tuicioun protection, from Anglo-French, from Latin tuition-, tuitio, from tueri to look at, look after
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis


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