education

noun
ed·​u·​ca·​tion | \ ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce education (audio) \

Definition of education

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

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Other Words from education

educational \ ˌe-​jə-​ˈkā-​shnəl How to pronounce educational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
educationally \ ˌe-​jə-​ˈkā-​shnəl-​ē How to pronounce educationally (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl-​ \ adverb

Examples of education in a Sentence

The school is devoted to the education of children with reading difficulties. She received her education at private schools. The applicants had comparable educations. She earned her master's degree in education.
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The Duchess of Sussex's visit was focused on gender equality and girls' access to education and proper hygiene. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Empowers Schoolgirls in India in This Previously Unseen Video," 17 Apr. 2019 The reality star isn't attending formal law school but rather completing a four-year apprenticeship at a San Francisco firm, which is actually a legitimate alternative to traditional education in California. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Kim Kardashian Just Hit Back at Everyone Who’s Shading Her for Becoming a Lawyer," 15 Apr. 2019 Lifetime earnings and even personal health are closely tied to postsecondary education. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Pete used Fiverr, an online service that allows people to pay freelancers to do a variety of tasks, from graphic design to education. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Internet rallies around VoiceoverPete after he gets booted from Fiverr," 9 Nov. 2018 The Supreme Court has previously ruled that all children – regardless of immigration status – are entitled to a public education. Caleb Parke, Fox News, "Texas won’t use taxpayer funds to educate illegal immigrants held at the border," 2 Oct. 2018 In addition to promoting education, Jill focused on supporting military families as second lady. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Why Jill Biden Might Just Be Joe Biden's Greatest Political Asset," 25 Apr. 2019 Each of the seven categories were weighted and data was taken from a variety of government and education sources to arrive at a score. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Here Are the Best (and Worst) States to Retire," 12 July 2018 Today, Benjamin Moore unveiled a capsule collection with The Alpha Workshops, a New York nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities through creative education. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Story Behind How This Gorgeous Wallpaper Was Made Will Make Your Day," 19 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of education

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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education

noun

English Language Learners Definition of education

: 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

noun
ed·​u·​ca·​tion | \ ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce education (audio) \

Kids Definition of education

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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