education

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noun ed·u·ca·tion \ ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of education

1 a :the action or process of educating or of being educated; also :a stage of such a process
b :the knowledge and development resulting from an educational process
  • a person of little education
2 :the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools

educational

play \ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

educationally

play \ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shnəl-ē, -shə-nᵊl-\ adverb

Examples of education in a Sentence

  1. The school is devoted to the education of children with reading difficulties.

  2. She received her education at private schools.

  3. The applicants had comparable educations.

  4. She earned her master's degree in education.

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First Known Use of education

1531



EDUCATION Defined for English Language Learners

education

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Definition of education for English Language Learners

  • : the action or process of teaching someone especially in a school, college, or university

  • : the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university

  • : a field of study that deals with the methods and problems of teaching


EDUCATION Defined for Kids

education

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noun ed·u·ca·tion \ ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of education for Students

1 :the act or process of teaching or of being taught
  • the education of students
2 :knowledge, skill, and development gained from study or training
  • “It isn't a question of education,” returned the Insect; “it's merely a question of mathematics.”
  • —L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
3 :the study of the methods and problems of teaching
  • He's taking courses in education.


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